Heartland is one of more than 2,000 electric utilities across the nation referred to as a public power system. Public power utilities all have a common purpose: providing reliable and safe not-for-profit electricity at a reasonable price while protecting the environment. Public power utilities are governed by a city council or an independently elected or appointed board.
Unlike private power companies, public power utilities are public service institutions and do not serve stockholders. Instead, it is our mission to serve our customers. Municipal electric departments, such as those Heartland serves, are owned by the residents and businesses they serve and provide local accountability. Decisions are made at the local level.
For more information about the public power industry, visit www.publicpower.org.