Here's our list of twenty-four.
Steve Mitnick is Editor-in-Chief of Public Utilities Fortnightly and author of the book “Lines Down: How We Pay, Use, Value Grid Electricity Amid the Storm.”
We miss them. Like old friends that moved on. Where are they now?
The names of utilities that, not long ago, each served hundreds of thousands or millions of homes and businesses. They built and operated hundreds of power plants. Their execs were industry leaders.
Here's our list of twenty-four. Who am I forgetting?
Allegheny Power System
Carolina Power and Light
Central and South West Corp
Central Illinois Light Company, CILCO
Central Illinois Public Service, CIPS
Cincinnati Gas and Electric
Cleveland Electric Illuminating
General Public Utilities, GPU
Gulf States Utilities
Integrys Energy Group
Long Island Lighting Company, LILCO
Middle South Utilities
New Century Energies
Pacific Power and Light
Savannah Electric and Power
Union Electric Light and Power
They're gone now. Though memories of them remain.