The Princeton Electric Department is responsible for maintaining the electric distribution and telecommunications systems throughout all areas of our community.
The department also maintains and operates our city's very own 38 Megawatt Power Plant as an emergency back up in the event all or part of our community finds itself without power from the regional provider. In a moments notice, members of the department work tirelessly to fire up the plant's 8 dual fuel engines to restore power throughout the community ensuring the citizens of Princeton never go more than a few moments without electric service.

Princeton Electric Department is a member of the American Public Power Association (APPA)Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) and Illinois Municipal Utility Association (IMUA).

Interesting Statistics About The Princeton Electric Department
Street Lights
Circuit Miles of Fiber
Fiber Splice Locations
Megawatt Power Plant
Dual Fuel Engines Ready to Run in an Emergency

Department Awards
Over the past years, Princeton's Electric Department has received an number of awards recognizing their quality of service and technological advancement. These awards include:

  • APPA RP3 Award, Diamond Member - 2006-2007, 2010-2011, 2014-2017
  • APPA RP3 Award, Platinum Member - 2008-2009, 2012-2014
  • APPA RP3 Award, Gold Member - 2017-2018
  • APPA First Place Safety Award - 2006 to 2018
  • IMUA Safety Award First Place - 2006 to 2018
  • Rural Telecom (RT) Telecom Award - 2008
  • Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) Apex First Runner Up - 2008

Quote from APPA...
"Princeton continues to exemplify what the RP3 program is designed around. Four basic yet important areas of utility operations; a reliable service - ready for storm and disaster; a safe utility - where the employees and the public take pride in their utility profession; a ever growing and active employee base - geared for success in the future and system betterment - a utility with innovation and a healthy system" - Michael J. Hyland, Vice President, Engineering Services, APPA

General Information

Electric Department
3 N. Main Street
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2631 (menu option 3)
Email: electric@princeton-il.com
Office Hours:
Monday: 7:00AM - 3:00PM
Tuesday: 7:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday: 7:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday: 7:00AM - 3:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM - 3:00PM

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SEQ No Department Name First Name Last Name Position Email Phone
1.00 Electric Dept. Jeff Mangrich Superintendent of Electrical jmangrich@princeton-il.com (815) 875-2631 .ext 1201 | 815-719-0097
2.00 Electric Dept. Stephen McConnell IT Systems Tech (815) 875-2631 .ext 1204
3.00 Electric Dept. Jim Transou Electric Maintenance Foreman (815) 875-2631 .ext 1205
4.00 Electric Dept. Darrin Rabe Electric Lineman Foreman (815) 875-2631 .ext 1203
5.00 Electric Dept. Brad Snethen Electric Lead Lineman (815) 875-2631 .ext 1203
6.00 Electric Dept. Kyle Grieff Electric Lineman (815) 875-2631 .ext 1203
7.00 Electric Dept. Lynn Mullins Electric Lineman (815) 875-2631 .ext 1203
8.00 Electric Dept. Michael Sayler Electric Lineman (815) 875-2631 .ext 1203
9.00 Electric Dept. Trevon Spencer Electric Lineman (815) 875-2631 .ext 1203
10.00 Electric Dept. Bill Clark Maint Man/Rel Operator (815) 875-2631 .ext 1202
11.00 Electric Dept. Jordan Farmer Maint Man/Rel Operator (815) 875-2631 .ext 1202
12.00 Electric Dept. Rick Funderberg Maint Man/Rel Operator (815) 875-2631 .ext 1202
13.00 Electric Dept. Vlad Stepanov Maint Man/Rel Operator (815) 875-2631 .ext 1202
14.00 Electric Dept. Ryan Grieff Electric Lineman Apprentice, (815) 875-2631