Electrical Distribution

OSU Energy Services maintains an electrical distribution system that contains more than 10.4 miles of underground, concrete encased duct banks with approximately 160 cable vaults. Additionally, around 4.25 miles of overhead distribution lines distribute power to outlying University facilities.  Both the underground and the overhead systems are comprised of 12,470 and 2,400 volt configurations

OSU purchases power from OG&E through substations located on OG&E's 138kV transmission grid, giving OSU the benefit of multiple power sources to help assure a constant power source. As of January 2013 the greatest percentage of OSU's purchased power is generated by wind.