Why Public Power?
Public power has more than 130 years of successful operations, and leads change in ways to reflect the underlying strength of its core values: community service, customer orientation and local control.
Generated revenues are reinvested back into community programs, scholarships and other local projects. Public power energizes local economies by providing jobs, lowering the tax burden, and supporting policies that safeguard the environment.
Nebraska has the distinction of being the only state in the U.S. where every single home and business receives electric service from publicly owned utilities, such as municipal utilities, electric cooperatives and public power districts.
Nebraska has 169 different community-owned utilities. Across the U.S., more than 2,000 publicly owned utilities serve more than 43 million people.
The common purpose of public power is to provide reliable, safe, not-for-profit electricity at a reasonable price. Today, public power is leading change in the electric utility by increasing the use of renewable energy resources and using innovative approaches to energy-conservation and load-management.
Public Power Advantages
• No stockholders or profits to make
• Leaders in green alternatives
• Reliable and responsive service
• Provide cost-saving programs
• Low-cost, reliable electricity
• Ratepayers have a voice