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We Are Community Powered

From small towns to large cities, community-owned, not-for-profit public power utilities power homes and businesses in 2,000 communities across the U.S. They safely provide reliable, low-cost electricity to more than 49 million Americans, while giving back to the communities they serve.

Public power utilities employ 93,000 people with hometown jobs.

Public power utilities serve more than 49 million people (or one in seven Americans).


Simply put, public power is community power. That means the decisions about how the electric utility is run are made by people who live and work in the community, not corporations. Public power utilities are rooted in and committed to the communities they serve, and invest revenues directly back into the community. Click here to learn more.

How can you support #CommunityPowered?

Find Your Utility

Public power communities can be found in 49 states and all U.S. territories. Click on the map to see if your community is served by public power.


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Bring #PublicPower to Tomorrow’s Customers

In 2019, we’re focusing on bringing the #publicpower message to students. Share messages, photos, or videos to Twitter or Instagram. A full collection of resources are available for you to use. Learn more about strategies to make the most of these messages and resources.

Take Action in Your Community

Reach out to your local utility to thank them for making you #CommunityPowered.

Attend a city council or board meeting to make your voice heard and learn about what it takes to be #CommunityPowered.


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