How do rates compare?

Public power rates, on a national average, are much lower than rates of private power companies. Residential customers of a private utility pay 30% more than public customers and the average private commercial / industrial customer pays about 10% more than a public customer. This difference has been steady for about the past 50 years.

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1. What do I do if the power goes out?
2. What is public power?
3. What are the benefits of public power?
4. How do rates compare?
5. Why are public power rates lower?
6. What are the other economic benefits of public power?
7. What are the national economic benefits of public power?
8. How is public power responsive to its consumer-owners?
9. How are public power systems regulated?