A campaign to create a public electric utility for Montgomery County, MD.
Montgomery County deserves a reliable electric system. We can get one—a Public Utility answering to the people and not stockholders.
Public power utilities are not-for-profit electric systems owned and operated by the people they serve through a local or state government. These systems are more reliable and provide electricity at 15% lower rates than investor owned companies.
Over 2,000 public systems are across the country, including: Los Angeles Department of Water & Power serving 1,461,521 residents, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority serving 1,452,946 and the Long Island Power Authority at 1,111,903.
Public power allows us to control where the electricity comes from—so green sources such as wind, hydroelectric or solar can be used instead of coal-fired power plants.
We can have a public power. As Cleveland Mayor Tom Johnson said over 100 years ago—if the people do not control the utilities, the utilities will control the people.