Tony Pochard

Light and Power
Title: Director
Phone: 765-648-6464

Department Head responsibilities include:
  • Directs, supervises, and coordinates the operations and personnel of all divisions of Municipal Light and Power Department, including administering all policies of the department.
  • Coordinates department activities with other city departments and the Board of Works.
  • Maintains contact with Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and Indiana Municipal Power Agency regarding local utility projects and concerns.
  • Reviews monthly power bills for corrections and word data for Purchase Power Teacher, sends billing estimates to accounting, and prepares report for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Attends annual conferences and meetings of Indiana Municipal Electric Association and American Public Power Association.
  • Negotiates with supplying utilities for future power supplies and rate cases.
  • Prepares load flow and short circuit studies on the transmission system; evaluates changes in equipment and capacity.
  • Negotiates labor agreements with department union employees.
  • Delegates various duties and functions to various divisions of the department to assure completion of all functions.
  • Approves all department purchases and submits the annual budget for department to the Board of Works, and administers it upon approval.
  • Maintains a wide variety of files and records pertaining to department operations, including drafting of reports to state and federal agencies.
  • Prepares long-range plans for the department receiving recommendations from subordinates and superiors, and recommends such plans for approval by the Board of Public Works.
  • Represents the department to a variety of state and federal agencies and associations, as well as to the general public, via public relations.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

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