Power Biz 101
Most American Consumers Are Served By Shareholder-Owned Electric Companies.
The shareholder-owned segment of the electric power industry serves more than 72 percent of American consumers. These companies are owned by millions of shareholders directly or indirectly through other investments such as retirement funds, life insurance policies, or mutual funds. The rest of the nation’s consumers are served by energy service providers and government-owned and cooperatively owned electric utilities.