Public power utilities can be an economic boon to smaller communities. Local payments made in lieu of taxes help lower everyone’s tax burden, and utility revenues get reinvested in programs and services that best suit local values and needs. Local public power utilities also create jobs. And since their office staff, customer service representatives and field crews are local residents, they’re able to provide the most reliable, responsive service. Local public power utilities and their employees contribute to their communities in many other ways, like:
MORE THAN 45 MILLION AMERICANS, IN OVER 2,000 COMMUNITIES ARE SERVED BY LOCALLY-OWNED UTILITIES.