About MCPU

Mt. Carmel Public Utility Co. has been lighting the way since 1893. Safety and service are the hallmarks of our company. Please let us know how we can serve you.

Corporate Structure

Mt. Carmel Public Utility Co. is an Investor Owned Utility incorporated in the State of Illinois on November 14, 1913.

Chairman EmeritusPhilip Barnhard, IV
Chairman of the BoardTerry L. Bruce
DirectorMargaret Felts, President
DirectorThomas Gibbons
DirectorEric Bramlet, Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer
DirectorElizabeth Barnhard

Vision

You are important to us. The Directors, Officers, and Employees believe that there is no substitute for providing quality customer service. Mt. Carmel Public Utility Co. brings 640 collective years of experience to the job every working day. The depth of knowledge and expertise of our staff enables us to be responsive to you, day in and day out.

When storms roll in, as they often will, you can rest assured that our crews are "rolling" within minutes of the event, assessing any damage and working toward restoration of your essential services.

Doing Business With Us

Mt. Carmel Public Utility Co. delivers electricity and natural gas to Residential and Non-Residential customers in the city of Mt. Carmel, IL, parts of Wabash County and to residents and businesses in the Villages of Allendale, Patton, St. Francisville, Bellmont, Keensburg, and Cowling.

Our Service Area

Our business office is located in Mt. Carmel at 316 N. Market Street. If you are new to the area and have not had electric or gas service with Mt. Carmel Public Utility Co., you will need to come to our office to establish service.

The Company is regulated by the Illinois Commerce Commission. The rules and regulations set forth in the Administrative code are the foundation of our business policies and practices.

Economic Development - Poised For The Future

Mt. Carmel Public Utility Co. has established a distribution system for electricity and natural gas that will support industrial growth in our community and surrounding area. Company representatives work with the City of Mt. Carmel and Area Economic Alliance (AEA) initiatives to promote new business in the area. For more information on utility rates for new business expansion or relocation to our service territory, contact us [email protected] Additional information about our community and economic incentives available can be found at:

www.cityofmtcarmel.com
www.mcaea.com
www.wabashcountychamber.com

History

Mt. Carmel Public Utility Co. has been lighting the way since 1893. Our roots run deep in Wabash County and our employees live and work right here in our service territory and have for over 100 years.

February 8, 1893

Articles of Incorporation were issued from the State of Illinois to Mt. Carmel Light and Water Company.

June 1902

The name of the Company was changed to The New Electric Company

June 7, 1902

City of Mt. Carmel passed an ordinance authorizing The New Electric Company to construct, maintain and operate an electric lighting plant in the City of Mt. Carmel.

May 17, 1906

City of Mt. Carmel passed an ordinance authorizing The New Electric Company the right and power to lay down all necessary pipes, conduits and other appliances necessary for the conveying of a system of hot water heating to the inhabitants of the City of Mt. Carmel.

October 5, 1906

State of Illinois issued a Certificate of Name Change from The New Electric Company to The New Electric Light Company

November 14, 1913

State of Illinois issued Articles of Incorporation to Mt. Carmel Public Utility Co. and Service Company.

February 28, 1946

The Shareholders of Mt. Carmel Public Utility Co. and Service Company voted to change the name of the Company to Mt. Carmel Public Utility Co.

1980

Decommissioned Power Plant.