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1 It’s Great to Live in a Public Power Community! Insert Utility Logo Here

2 Long Tradition of Public Power As a resident of this great community, you receive your electricity from a publicly-owned utility. Part of a long tradition of public power cities and towns in the United States Delivering a vital service to the American economy for more than 130 years.

3 Insert Utility Logo Here An American Tradition That Works Public power is a collection of more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities Serving more than 46 million people Or about 15 percent of the nation’s electricity consumers.

4 Insert Utility Logo Here An American Tradition That Works Some of the largest U.S. cities—Los Angeles, San Antonio, Seattle and Orlando—operate publically-owned electric utilities. But many serve 3,000 or fewer customers. Most owned by cities and towns Some by counties, public utility districts, states.

5 Insert Utility Logo Here Public Power in Electric Utility Industry

6 Insert Utility Logo Here Public Power in Electric Utility Industry

7 Insert Utility Logo Here Public Power in Electric Utility Industry

8 Insert Utility Logo Here Reliability, Community Needs Come First Public power personifies the American ideal: Local people working together to meet local needs City employees joining with citizens serving in governance roles To provide electricity to every home and business – In safe and responsive manner – On a not-for-profit basis

9 Insert Utility Logo Here You are our neighbors and owners Driving utility policies Making sure your local utility and government officials focus on your priorities – Electricity in homes and businesses 24/7 at a reasonable cost – While protecting the natural environment Reliability, Community Needs Come First

10 Insert Utility Logo Here Services, Rates Set by Local Officials Your utility is managed by local officials who: Are elected or appointed by citizens Discuss utility operations in open meetings Are directly accountable to the people we serve

11 Insert Utility Logo Here Approved by You Based on community input: Local government and utility officials – Set electric rates – Invest in technology improvements – Offer energy savings programs – Determine staffing levels – Maintain a service fleet able to respond quickly to outages

12 Insert Utility Logo Here Accountable to You Decisions are made: At the ballot box By participation in public hearings, citizen advisory committees, task forces. Your vote, your voice, your trust are what count. We do our jobs right because you make sure we do.

13 Insert Utility Logo Here Not to Investors Public power utilities like ours lead the way in providing low-cost energy for homes and businesses – Maximizing local community value – Not profits for distant shareholders

14 Insert Utility Logo Here Neighborly Customer Service When you contact the utility service department: You reach a local office Staffed by your friends and neighbors Dedicated to customer satisfaction. Our local repair crews: Are familiar with our system and neighborhoods Work hard to identify and correct problems quickly.

15 Insert Utility Logo Here Improvements for a New Age Our public power utility is at the forefront of deploying new: Electric metering and grid technologies Cyber security systems Renewable energy resources Energy savings programs All designed to keep the electric power on and respond to outages faster, better.

16 Insert Utility Logo Here Economic Benefits Stay Here Revenue to the electric department helps finance other essential city services Helping to keep local taxes low. Our utility supports the local economy By purchasing from local businesses Hiring local workers Being an attractive place to do business – Through lower electric rates – Commitment to reliability – Economic development incentives

17 Insert Utility Logo Here Encouraging Energy Savings Our utility offers a variety of programs promoting energy savings. Ask us how to make your home, office, and habits more energy efficient.

18 Insert Utility Logo Here We Are Public Power Citizens Too We live here. We work here. We volunteer here. We join forces with our colleagues across the United States – Through membership in American Public Power Association and regional public power groups – To support laws and policies which put customers like you first.

19 Insert Utility Logo Here Public power means: Community Control Community Value Community Spirit

20 Insert Utility Logo Here Take pride in being a public power community. We take pride in serving you.


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