In the U.S. there are approximately 52,000 community water systems providing water to households and businesses.
Home energy costs are a major expense for U.S. households. Price increases have a greater impact on older consumers and households with lower incomes.
Affordable energy services for home heating and cooling are essential to the health and safety of older adults.
By using energy more efficiently, consumers can lower their energy use. In turn, this reduces their energy costs.
In all states that have restructured their natural gas or electric utility industries, except Texas, residential customers are offered standard offer service.
Federal and state governments share responsibility for regulating utilities.
Securitization is a financial process that allows a utility to issue bonds to recover costs.
Not all utilities own and operate power plants or generate enough electricity to meet all their needs. Many purchase power in the wholesale energy market.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission(FERC) began encouraging the voluntary formation of regional transmission organizations (RTOs) to administer the transmission grid.