60.9 percent

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WHAT IS IT? The percentage of electricity providers in the United States that are public power utilities.* In total, there are 3,302 providers nationwide. On average, OPPD needs 11,000 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electrical energy to meet its system requirements.

The second highest number of providers are cooperatives, which make up 26.5 percent. Investor-owned utilities make up 5.7 percent while power marketers stand at 6.6 percent. Federal power agencies are the smallest electricity providers with .3 percent.

*APPA 2016-2017 Directory and Statistical Report

Laura King-Homan

About Laura King-Homan

Laura King-Homan is the managing editor of The Wire and a communications specialist at the Omaha Public Power District. She has nearly 20 years of print journalism and design experience, including the Omaha World-Herald.

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