Mesa celebrates century of electric and natural gas service

The City of Mesa is celebrating its 100 years of providing electric and natural gas service to its residents with a series of utility box artwork depicting an “energizing theme.”


Six locations throughout the city will be displaying celebratory artwork.   File photo

The City of Mesa is celebrating its 100 years of providing electric and natural gas service to its residents with a series of utility box artwork depicting an “energizing theme.”

The city has recently unveiled its artwork wrapped on electronic transformer boxes, traffic signal cabinets and street light boxes in celebration of the 100 year milestone of gas service.

“This centennial anniversary is important to commemorate in a long-lasting way,” Energy Resources Department Director Frank McRae said in a press release. “This art series is a permanent opportunity to celebrate our history while also highlighting a few of the 2,870 transformers that power downtown Mesa.”

“We hope the artwork will inspire folks to think of just how impactful natural gas and electricity is to the community. Our energy systems continue to be a valuable community asset and we are committed to continuing our legacy of quality service,” McRae said in a statement. 

Six locations throughout the city will be displaying the artwork with the themes including energizing downtown Mesa, energizing a safe community, energizing creativity, energizing a sustainable city, energizing a strong workforce and energizing Mesa’s history. 

According to the city, the utility company provides electricity to over 16,000 customers and natural gas to over 62,000 customers.

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