When you own your utility, it answers to you.
Public power utilities like yours are:
- Locally owned
- Locally operated
- Locally controlled
Your public power utility is like your public schools and libraries:
- A division of local government
- Owned by your community
- Run by a board of your neighbors who are accountable to you
That means public power doesn’t answer to shareholders or investors.
And it means your public power provider is focused on people, not profit, providing jobs in your community and supporting your local economy.
In fact, on average, every dollar of a public power employee’s paycheck circulates through the local economy nearly five times.