Founded in 1987, the Large Public Power Council (LPPC) is comprised of 26 of the nation’s largest public power systems.
LPPC members are locally governed and directly accountable to consumers. We are not-for-profit and committed to reliability, affordability and environmental stewardship for the consumers and communities we serve. LPPC advocates for policies that allow public power systems to build infrastructure, invest in communities and provide reliable service at affordable rates.
LPPC members operate in 12 states and the territory of Puerto Rico and provide reliable, low-cost power to more than 30 million people—about 10 percent of the U.S. population. This includes tens of thousands of large and small businesses in some of the fastest-growing urban and rural residential and commercial markets in America. Additionally, LPPC members provide good paying jobs to about 52,000 people across the U.S.
LPPC member utilities own and operate more than 71,000 megawatts of generation capacity and over 30,000 circuit miles of high-voltage transmission lines. In the next ten years LPPC member generation capacity is set to grow to over 73,000 megawatts and members will add 2,600 miles of transmission lines. Together, LPPC members control 90 percent of the public agency owned, non-federal, transmission investment in the nation.
LPPC members are committed to maintaining affordable rates, and public power customers enjoy some of the lowest power rates in the country. On average, customers served by LPPC members pay 10 percent less per kWh than the national average.