Tim Luchsinger, Utilities Director
100 East First Street,
Tim Luchsinger graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and received a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Nebraska. Prior to being named the City of Grand Island Utilities Director he served as the Assistant Utilities Director for 25 years where he was responsible for electric generation and water production facilities. Prior to employment with the City of Grand Island, he worked as a mechanical engineer for Black and Veatch Engineers in Kansas City, Mo.
The Grand Island Utilities Department generates and distributes electricity and water to homes, businesses, and industries in and near Grand Island Nebraska. Within the boundaries of it's service area the Utilities Department supplies 22,600 customers with electrical service, and provides water distribution service to 14,100 customers. The Utilities Department is owned by the customers it serves and is governed by the Grand Island City Council as a financially self-supporting entity of the City of Grand Island. No taxes are used for the operation of the Utilities Department as all departmental operations are financed through electric and water revenue. To meet the needs of the citizens of Grand Island, the Utilities Department is organized into four (4) major divisions: Engineering, Generation, Electrical Distribution, and Water. Within the Electrical Distribution Division there are two (2) subdivisions: Overhead and Underground construction. The Engineering Division is responsible for services to all Utility Divisions.