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Investor-owned utilities are private, monopoly utilities that generate and distribute power to you, the electric customer, over their defined service territory.

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City utilities — also known as municipal utilities or “munis” — are public, not-for-profit utilities owned by local governments that typically purchase power from a larger utility or local energy markets.

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Rural electric cooperatives are not-for-profit utilities that are owned by their customers, or members. We like to call them member-owners!

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. . Locating that compressor station right in the midst of the community. I guess they were anticipating nobody speaking up. And lo and behold came Friends of Buckingham. ”

–Ella Rose from Union Hill, Virginia on the defeat of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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