My advantage is accountability.
Community involvement is part of my family’s values, so I’m glad it’s part of my local electric utility’s values, too. If I have a suggestion for my utility, I don’t have to drive to Tallahassee or another state. My utility’s decision-makers are right here in town, and I can attend a public meeting any time I like.
There are people across this country who wish their towns had locally owned utilities so that they could influence their utility policies—like adding more underground electric lines or more renewable energy—to reflect local needs or desires.
Even better, when communities like mine work together, they have a stronger voice to represent folks, like me, in state- and national-level energy issues. So even hometown utilities can work together for statewide or national influence.
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