investor-owned utility

Public vs. Private: The Debate Continues

In the September issue of POWER, I wrote about a public utility (JEA) that is exploring privatization, and in October, I looked at a city (Boulder, Colorado) that is exploring…

Public vs. Private: What's Best for Power Customers?

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…