Home to nine Fortune 500 companies, with strengths in manufacturing, financial services and healthcare, Cincinnati is a recognized business hub and great place to live.

Cincinnati Utilities

Several public and private companies service Cincinnati's utility needs. From the state-of-the-art Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) to Duke Energy, one of the largest power companies in the United States, the utility companies in Cincinnati can fulfill your requirements no matter the extent.

District Energy

Duke Energy Generation Services (DEGS) provides energy service within the Central Business District (CBD) of Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently, a central plant and a satellite plant are able to produce 10,000+ tons of chilled water which is piped throughout the Cincinnati CBD to serve individual buildings with water to meet respective air-conditioning needs.

Duke’s customer base in the CBD includes commercial office buildings, retail and hotel facilities, government buildings and institutional facilities. District energy services allow for lower construction and operating costs for new buildings, while also allowing older buildings to remain competitive by avoiding the expense of replacing aging cooling equipment.


Cincinnati enjoys an almost limitless supply of high quality potable water, at rates among the lowest in the country.Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW), largest of several water works in the service area, has been a municipally owned and operated utility since it was purchased by the City of Cincinnati in 1839.

GCWW supplies more than 48 billion gallons of water a year through 3,000 miles of water mains to about 235,000 residential and commercial accounts. GCWW's service area has grown to include the entire City of Cincinnati, most of Hamilton County, and parts of Butler and Warren Counties in Ohio.  In 2003, GCWW started selling water to Boone County and Florence, Kentucky via a pipeline installed under the Ohio River.

GCWW has always taken the lead in water quality research and technology to protect public health. It has been featured nationally for its state-of-the-art water treatment and research. To ensure the highest quality drinking water, water is tested more than 300 times a day from the source through treatment and in the distribution system. GCWW uses the latest treatment techniques in its state-of-the-art facilities to remove harmful contaminants. Cincinnati has been recognized nationally for its excellent drinking water. GCWW has always met or exceeded all state and federal health standards for drinking water.


The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD, or MSD-GC) serves the wastewater removal and treatment needs of over 800,000 customers in Hamilton County, Ohio (USA). MSD is currently implementing a multi-million dollar overhaul of the entire sewer system.

Gas & Electric

Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power companies in the United States. They supply energy to approximately 4 million U.S. customers. They have approximately 36,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Midwest and the Carolinas, and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. In addition, they have more than 4,000 megawatts of electric generation in Latin America.