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A Message from the APPA Chair

Customer responsiveness, competitive pricing, and high service reliability are the legendary hallmarks of the over 2000 publicly owned electric utilities in communities across America.

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Dec/Jan 08)
Customer responsiveness, competitive pricing, and high service reliability are the legendary hallmarks of the over 2000 publicly owned electric utilities in communities across America. Because public power utilities are directly accountable to their customer-owners only, they have an inbred reputation for listening and responding to customer needs.

Widely regarded as "thought leaders" in the development of national energy policy, APPA and its members are keenly aware of the emerging issues facing the electric utility industry. It is easy to find public power communities at the forefront of technological advances, energy efficiency, climate change strategies, and so many other major initiatives.

As a new or expanding electric customer in a public power community, you will enjoy personalized hometown service while knowing that your business is receiving the benefits of technologically advanced and prudently operated electric utility services. Many publicly owned utilities also provide water, wastewater, natural gas and advanced broadband services to their communities - providing your company with the convenience and efficiency of a "one-stop shopping" experience.

I encourage you to learn more about our community-owned utility systems and find out why so many business leaders are convinced that "Public Power is Good for Business."


Terry Huval
Chair, American Public Power Association Board of Directors
Director of Utilities, Lafayette Utilities System - Lafayette, Louisiana


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