There are 34 municipal electric (public power) utilities in the state, and they serve over 3 million Floridians, or 25 percent of Florida’s population. In the United States, there are more than 2,000 municipal utilities, serving 14.7 percent of the nation’s electrical needs, or one in seven persons.
Municipal utilities are governed by an elected city commission, or an appointed or elected utility board. Municipal utilities are not-for-profit. Capital is raised through operating revenues or sale of tax-exempt bonds.
Florida cities that own municipal utilities are:
Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Utilities Authority)
Gainesville (Gainesville Regional Utilities – GRU)
Green Cove Springs
Jacksonville Beach (Beaches Energy Services)
Keys Energy Services
Kissimmee (Kissimmee Utility Authority – KUA)
Lakeland (Lakeland Electric)
New Smyrna Beach (Utilities Commission – UCNSB)
Ocala (Ocala Electric Utility)
Orlando (Orlando Utilities Commission – OUC)
St. Cloud (Operated by OUC)