Number of U.S. electricity providers in 2017, by ownership type

U.S. electricity providers by type 2017 This statistic represents the number of the electricity market in the United States in 2017, sorted by utility ownership type. That year, there approximately 830 municipal utilities. Although U.S. municipalities operate a high number of utilities with a small customer base, the majority of customers in the United States is served by large investor-owned utilities.
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Number of utilities
Municipal829
Cooperative808
Retail power marketer259
Investor owned171
Political subdivision101
Wholesale power marketer35
Transmission19
State18
Municipal marketing authority18
Behind the meter13
Community choice aggregator9
Federal8
Number of utilities
Municipal829
Cooperative808
Retail power marketer259
Investor owned171
Political subdivision101
Wholesale power marketer35
Transmission19
State18
Municipal marketing authority18
Behind the meter13
Community choice aggregator9
Federal8
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This statistic represents the number of the electricity market in the United States in 2017, sorted by utility ownership type. That year, there approximately 830 municipal utilities. Although U.S. municipalities operate a high number of utilities with a small customer base, the majority of customers in the United States is served by large investor-owned utilities.
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October 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
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