Municipal Electric Utility Members
There are 33 municipal electric (public power) utilities in the state, serving 1.5 million customers (more than 3 million Floridians), or 14% of the state’s population. In the United States, there are more than 2,000 municipal utilities, in 49 states and 5 U.S. territories, serving 10% of the nation’s electrical needs, or 1 in 7 persons.
In Florida, there 54 electric utilities that provide electricity to customers in the state. There are 5 investor-owned utilities – Duke Energy Florida, Florida Power & Light, Florida Public Utilities Company, Gulf Power, and Tampa Electric Company (TECO). Together, these 5 investor-owned utilities serve approximately 75% of the state’s population. The remaining 25% is provided by the 33 municipal electric utilities and 16 rural electric cooperatives.
Public power utilities are locally owned and operated by the communities they serve. They are not-for-profit and are governed by an elected city commission, or an appointed or elected utility board. Public power utilities have a strong customer focus. Their customers are more than just their customers; they are their families, friends, neighbors and local businesses – providing top-notch customer service to the communities where they live and work.
In the United States, there are more than 2,000 municipal utilities, serving 10% of the nation’s electrical needs, or 1 in 7 persons. Learn more about public power and what makes us unique.