Public power systems first formed in the United States more than 100 years ago when communities created electric utilities to provide light and power to their citizens.

Benefits
Communities that have formed their own electric systems have come to recognize the benefits of public power: not-for-profit rates, local governance and responsiveness to community needs.
History
Public power systems first formed in the United States more than 100 years ago, when communities created electric utilities to provide light and power to their citizens.