Department of Public Utilities

Philo Shelton Utilities Manager
Utilities Manager, Philo S. Shelton, III, P.E.

Operating under the jurisdiction and control of the Board of Public Utilities, the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is a customer service oriented municipal utility that provides electric, gas, water and sewer services for County residents and businesses and provides wholesale electric and water services to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Need help with a utilities related issue, but aren't sure who to talk to?  Contact the Customer Care Center at or 505.662.8333

After-hours Emergencies
Call Police Dispatch at 505.662.8222


Environmental Sustainability
Tips on Saving Money and Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy has a free energy saver booklet - Tips on Saving Money and Energy In Your Home
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Carbon Free Power Project (Small Modular Nuclear Reactor)
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will request the Los Alamos County Council to authorize $63,000 to continue participation in the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) through March 2020. Scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Council will meet in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM
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Future Energy Resources Committee, Reports and Implementation
A final Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) that assesses future electric power supply options for Los Alamos County is posted here as of August 1st. The electric power industry is changing dramatically to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse” gases. The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) established in 2013 a goal for the Department of Public Utilities “to be a carbon neutral electric provider by 2040.”
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Contact Info



1000 Central Ave., Suite 130

Mon - Fri

8:00 am - 4:00 pm