Community Owned and Customer Focused Utilities in Indiana are Public Power Strong 10/1/2017 (CARMEL, IN) – The Indiana Municipal Power Agency and its 61 communities in Indiana and Ohio are celebrating national Public Power Week, October 1 through 7. In Indiana, 72 municipalities have the distinction of being public power utilities and serve 430,000 Hoosiers every day. Public Power Week began in 1986 as a national, annual event sponsored in conjunction with the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington, D.C. APPA is the service organization for community- and state-owned electric utilities. Public Power Week is a chance for IMPA and its members to voice the benefits of having a community-owned electric utility. Low-cost electricity, reliable service, and community ownership and involvement are all the foundations of this hometown resource. “Public Power Week is a chance for us and our members to communicate why public power is a great thing,” commented IMPA President and CEO Raj Rao. “We work every day to accomplish the ideals of public power – low-cost electricity, reliable service, and community ownership. We are dedicated to providing our members and their customers top-notch service and the lowest wholesale rates possible. Public power in Indiana is community-owned, customer focused and strong.” Public Power utilities are operated by local governments to provide communities with not-for-profit electric service. Across the nation, more than 2,000 electric utilities are public power entities, serving nearly 15 percent of the United States population. To learn more about public power and the many Indiana communities that provide this hometown resource, please visit www.impa.com. The Indiana Municipal Power Agency is the not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 61 cities and towns in Indiana and Ohio who own and operate the municipal electric distribution systems in their communities. IMPA member communities deliver electric service to approximately 330,000 individuals throughout the state. For more information, visit www.IMPA.com.