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Public vs. Private: What's Best for Power Customers?
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There are generally three types of electric power utility ownership structures: public power utilities, rural electric cooperatives, and investor-owned utilities (IOUs). The American Public Power Association, which calls itself “the…


USDA to Provide $3.6B in Loans for Rural Electric Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will provide $3.6 billion in loans to fund 82 projects in 31 states to finance new transmission and distribution lines, smart grid…


Alliant Energy Sells Minnesota Electric Service Territory to 12 Cooperatives

In a deal said to be the largest ever involving electric cooperatives, a group of 12 cooperatives completed the purchase of Alliant Energy’s electric service territory in southern Minnesota, which…