Powering Strong Communities

Where Do Your Energy Expenses Go?

Switching to more electric uses isn’t just about using less energy overall – it is also about whether your energy costs reinvest in the community. Whether fueling your car or powering your home, choosing electricity means choosing to buy local.

When you buy gasoline from local stations, less than 10% of your purchase goes to the gas station.

Public EV fast chargers have different ownership and pricing models, but can be locally-owned, keeping more of the cost within community.

expenses allocation for gasoline versus at an ev charger

The average utility bill varies widely from state to state, depending on factors such as which resources are available in the area.

average costs of natural gas versus electric bills

If more of your electricity is generated locally, then more costs benefit local sources.

And with public power, your electric bill stays local – not to shareholders across the country or or owners across the globe. As community-focused, not for profit, utilities, public power invests 20% more in the communities they serve than investor-owned utilities.

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infographic comparing cost breakdown for gasoline, natural gas, and electricity