The Benefits

There are substantial, measurable benefits to getting energy from a local, not-for-profit utility. Surprising things like affordable monthly bills, better customer service, a stronger local economy and a greener environment. How about that?

“It’s nice to know that public power utilities are known for fast response and safe, reliable service.”

Affordable Rates

On a national average, public power rates are lower than those of other utility companies. That’s because local, not-for-profit utilities have the power to put their neighbors first. Keeping energy costs affordable serves every community’s long-term needs, and that’s what public power is all about. Locally owned utilities achieve affordability by:

  • Setting their rates using citizen-controlled boards that hold public meetings.
  • Financing improvements with municipal revenue bonds that are exempt from federal income tax.

Public Power Benefits