Indiana Municipal Electric Association
P.O. Box 840
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Indiana is one of 49 states with public power systems. Public Power has close to a 125-year tradition of service in Indiana. Of the state’s 568 municipalities, 72 own and/or operate their electric utility. The majority of Indiana’s public power systems have celebrated their centennial. More than 500,000 Hoosiers own, control and are serviced by their municipal electric utility.
The IMEA has operated as the statewide service association representing the issues and concerns of municipally owned and operated electric utilities while promoting the benefits and public power business model since 1941. IMEA serves the unified interests of Indiana’s 72 public power communities as well as a forum for electric utilities to pool resources for effective leadership, representation, advocacy, education, training and protection.
There are over 2,000 public power communities across the nation. One out of seven Americans are served by a public power community. Public power utilities are public service institutions whose primary focus is to serve their customers. Their common purpose is to provide reliable and safe not-for-provide electricity at a reasonable price while protecting the environment. The hallmark of public power is local control where citizens have a direct and powerful voice in utility decisions and policies.