Jamestown Board of Public Utilities

Korean War Veteran Peter Carlo presented an American flag, which has been flown over the Capital in Washington, to the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities for display in its Customer Service Lobby.
RFID-Tagged Orange Recycling Bin
JBPU Complex at 92 Steele St.
Students Touring JBPU Power Plant
Wastewater Treatment Plant Filters
Dow Street T-3 Transformer

The business office is located at:
92 Steele Street Jamestown, NY

The mailing address is:
P.O. Box 700
Jamestown, NY 14702-0700

Our telephone number is:
(716) 661-1660

Office hours are:
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM


2014 English Recycling Calendar

2014 Spanish Recycling Calendar

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Legal Notice

PROPOSAL NO. BD – 17 – 14
Water Well Redevelopment, Pump and Motor Replacement

Sealed proposals will be received by the officers of the Board of Public Utilities, City of Jamestown, New York, at its Steele Street office until 1:30 P.M., May 1, 2014 for Water Well Redevelopment, Pump and Motor Replacement per the specs.

PROPOSAL NO. BD – 16 – 14

Sealed proposals will be received by the officers of the Board of Public Utilities, City of Jamestown, New York, at its Steele Street office until 1:00 P.M., May 1, 2014 for Spectrashield per the specs.

Click here for more detailed specifications and bid forms.

Jamestown BPU News

Martha A. Zenns Named to Position on Jamestown Board of Public Utilities

Jamestown City Mayor Sam Teresi has named long-time City resident and Jamestown Community College (JCC) Professor Martha A. Zenns to a four-year position on the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU). Ms. Zenns fills the seat formerly held by Dr. Len Faulk who retired from the Board at the end of 2013.
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Jamestown BPU Electric Division Reports Good Performance during the Polar Vortex

Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) officials are very happy to report that the S.A. Carlson Power Plant and the Electric distribution system performed extremely well during the recent “Polar Vortex” and saved significant money for all electric customers during the January 6-8 cold snap. Click to read more

Jamestown BPU Adopts 2014 Budgets

BPU 2014 Budgets Maintain Rates in Four of Five Divisions Click to read more

District Heating and Chilling Budget: No Rate Increase Click to read more

Wastewater Division Budget: With No Rate Increase
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Solid Waste Budget with No Rate Increase and with a New Recycling Incentive Program
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Long-time BPU employees were honored recently at a Board meeting for their years of service. Mayor Sam Teresi, Jamestown Mayor and BPU President, presented New York Conference of Mayor certificates to Dave Gustafson and Kevin Pearson, 30.2 years of service; Larry Stevens, 25.5 years of service; and Mike Anderson, 30.4 years of service. BPU General Manager Dave Leathers and John Zabrodsky, BPU Chair, participated in the event.

Jamestown BPU District Heat Utilizes Gas Turbine Exhaust for Efficient Operation

January, 2012, marked a significant change for the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) District Heating system. That was the first full month during which the BPU used waste heat recovered from the exhaust leaving the LM6000 gas turbine at the Carlson Generating Station (Power Plant) to provide some of the energy used by District Heat customers. Click to read more

“Piping Hot,” a new BPU e-newsletter for our District Heating customers, made its debut on August 9.

The electronic newsletter will be mailed to District Heating customers twice a year, updating them on new District Heat developments and providing maintenance tips for customers. Click to read more

Jamestown BPU Online Account Access and Payment Now Available to Customers
Press Release on June 12, 2012

Jamestown BPU Announces Online
E-Check Payment Option for Customers
Press Release November 13, 2012


BPU Announces Easter Holiday Schedule

BPU Customer Service and offices will be closed on Friday, April 18. Regular hours will resume at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 21. Click to read more

BPU Schedules Blood Drive on April 24 for Community Blood Bank Blood

The public is invited to donate blood at the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Community Blood Bank Blood Drive set for 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the BPU Education Room, 92 Steele St., Jamestown. Click to read more

BPU Yard Waste Site to Open on Saturdays, Beginning April 19
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2014 BPU Yard Waste Stickers Available Now at Customer Service: New Stickers Required for 2014 Yard Waste Season
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Jamestown BPU Announces “Spring Clean-up Week” for Solid Waste Customers Click to read more

BPU Spring Flushing of Water Lines to Begin April 26 in Falconer Click to read more

Click below to view Flushing maps.

Saturday - April 26, 2014 Falconer
Sunday - Aril 27, 2014
Monday - April 28, 2014
Tuesday - April 29, 2014 Airport
Tuesday - April 29, 2014
Wednesday - April 30, 2014
Thursday - May 1, 2014 Lakewood
Thursday - May 1, 2014 Jamestown
Sunday - May 4, 2014 Lakewood
Sunday - May 4, 2014 Jamestown
Monday - May 5, 2014 Lakewood
Monday - May 5, 2014 Jamestown
Tuesday - May 6, 2014 Lakewood
Tuesday - May 6, 2014 Jamestown
Wednesday - May 7, 2014
Thursday - May 8, 2014

On the Flushing maps, the light-blue dots are the hydrants where flushing may effect the water supply.

Jamestown BPU Customers Should Be Careful about Telephone Scams Click to read more

Your opinion matters! The Jamestown BPU will be hosting a focus group to gather customer input.
If you are interested in participating, please click here to register.

Residential Recycling Credit Program (RRCP) Begins this Spring

New Bins Should Be Used As Soon As Received

By now, you should have received your new burnt orange recycling bin as part of our Residential Recycling Credit Program. The new Radio Frequency Identification Tagged recycling bins should be used as soon as they are received. If you have not received a bin, please contact the Garbage Hotline at 661-1651.

Please click on the links below for complete information.

If you still have questions, please call the Garbage Hotline at 661-1651 or Communications at 661-1680.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions in English

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions in Spanish

Click here for Press Release

Jamestown BPU Feature Article

BPU Line Workers Undertake Tasks to Improve Reliability and Prevent Potential Electric Outages

This winter’s cold temperatures have provided an opportunity for Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) line workers to undertake tasks that have improved reliability and prevented numerous potential outages in the Electric Division’s transmission and distribution system.

With the use of two infrared cameras, crews have examined all the system’s high voltage overhead lines, switches, transformers and connections, to determine where there may be loose connections or equipment that is overloaded. By examining equipment utilizing an infrared camera, “hot spots” or trouble areas can be discovered and repaired before the problems develop into electrical outages.

Bitter cold temperature days provide an excellent time to locate loose connections or hot spots due to the higher demand on the system. Electric customers tend to use more electricity on frigid days, whether it is for extra electric heating, the addition of portable electric heaters or the utilization of more lights and appliances during the time when people stay inside due to challenging weather.

As an infrared camera is pointed at equipment, the camera, through thermal imaging, measures the temperature of the equipment. While one area may show a temperature of 132 degrees, for instance, the rest of the equipment on a pole may reflect a 22 degree reading. The actual “hot spot” of 132 degrees indicates that there is a potential problem at that location which eventually could lead to an outage.

The employee using the camera also has the ability to record- both visually and vocally - the area that could cause a problem with information such as the pole number, the location and the problem. In some cases, when a loose connection is found, the process is as easy as tightening the connection, rechecking the spot with the camera and discovering that the temperature in the repaired location has gone down to within normal range.

Other times, more extensive repairs are required and, once identified by the inspection process, can be scheduled for repair. This process presents a more orderly way to undertake preventive maintenance compared to accomplishing the work under the pressures of a real-time outage when employees and customers are anxious to have power restored quickly.

Utilizing infrared cameras in the entire BPU electric transmission and distribution system during this unusually cold winter has pinpointed 45-50 potential problem areas that have been or will be fixed to avoid a possible outage. This process represents one more way in which the BPU works to improve electrical reliability.

Without the use of the infrared cameras, some of these problems would only have surfaced when an outage occurs.

Jamestown BPU Energy Efficiency Programs Announced:
Two New Programs, Two Revised Programs and Two Programs Stay the Same

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities today announced its 2014 energy efficiency programs. The Board voted to add two new programs for commercial/industrial customers, to revise two current programs (one residential, one commercial/industrial) and to keep two current residential programs the same. Click to read more

Click below to view 2014 Energy Efficiency Programs

Energy Efficiency Statistics

Free State Energy Audits for Homes, Small Businesses and Non-profits

BPU Encourages the Use of Free State Energy Audits for Homes, Small Businesses and Non-profits; Subsidized Audits for Local Governments
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JamestownUpClose.com launches
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