The city owns and operates its municipal electric utility that serves more than 5,800 customers. The city purchases wholesale power from Duke Energy and takes delivery at the Mount Dora Substation.
From the substation, power is supplied to electric customers throughout the city via a modern 12,470-volt distribution system. The electric distribution system has sufficient capacity to serve the city's growing requirements well into the future.
Responsibilities of the Electric Utility
The Electric Utility operates and maintains the city's electric distribution system. Its line crews build new overhead and underground power lines, install electrical services for new customers, maintain the electric distribution system, and restore power following outages.
The Electric Technician Group maintains and tests electric meters, diagnoses electric service and street light problems, and provides customer energy audits. The Electric Utility also supports the many civic events, fairs, festivals, and Christmas lighting efforts that help make Mount Dora a very popular tourist destination.