Public Power Utilities

What is Public Power?

Public power refers to not-for-profit utilities owned and operated by a municipality, state or federal government. Simply stated, Public Power utilities are power providers that are held accountable to the people they serve through local governing boards, not shareholders or cooperatives. They are community-owned, with many benefits such as:

Jackson Energy Authority is one of the over 2,000 public power providers in the nation that provide safe, reliable electric service to our community. And, that service has received national recognition as JEA earned the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Diamond Designation for the 7th consecutive time, an achievement accomplished by no other public power provider in the nation! This designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Receiving an RP3 designation is a sign of a utility’s dedication to operating an efficient, safe, and reliable distribution system.


Public Power Fact Sheet

Get the facts about public power from the American Public Power Association.
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