Department of Public Utilities

Philo Shelton
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).
After-hours Emergencies: Call Police Dispatch at 505.662.8222


Carbon Free Power Project (Small Modular Nuclear Reactor)
The Board of Public Utilities and the County Council voted on August 19 and 25 in favor of the County's continued participation in the development of the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP). The next off-ramp decision will be in 2023.
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Contact Info



1000 Central Ave., Suite 130

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Customer Care In-Person hours 10:00 am - 4:00 pm