Comparison
Comparison Chart

Investor Owned

Publicly Owned

Cooperatives

Industry

Number of Organizations

239

2009

930

3,178

Size (median number of customers)

386,000

1,800

10,200

 
Customers, % of total

74%

 

15%

 

11%

 

 
Revenues, % of total

77%

 

14%

 

9%

 

 

kWh sales, % of total

75%

15%

9%

 

Sales (billions kilowatt hours)

       

Residential

793

171

163

1,127

Commercial

767

150

51

968

Industrial

796

145

60

1,001

Other

65

26

6

97

Total

2,421

492

280

3,193

         

Density (consumers/mile of line)

33

43

6

32 

Revenue/mile of line (dollars)

60,921

70,670

7,873

 57,345

Distribution plant investment per consumer (dollars)

1,890

1,870

2,352

1,929

Assets ($ billions)

606

126

70

802

Equity ($ billions)

188

38

20

246

bullet *900 Distribution, 60 Generation &Transmission cooperatives
bullet kWh = kilowatt hour
bullet source:1998 Dept.of Energy/Energy Information Agency/NRECA Strategic Analysis. March 1999

 

 

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