What are the other economic benefits of public power?

On a national average, public power systems pay proportionately more of their annual gross electric revenues to the communities in which they operate than do private companies. Payments may be in the form of taxes, tax equivalent or in-lieu-of-tax payments, direct transfers to general funds or contribution of services. Public power systems also play a major role in promoting overall community development. For example, low-cost electric service is an inducement to new business and industry, which broadens the tax base and crates more jobs and local income.

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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?