A MISSION-CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP
The U.S. military spends some $2.7 billion on electricity each year in the United States and uses well more than 30,000 gigawatt-hours’ worth. And for many shareholder-owned utilities, particularly in the South and West, military installations are one of their largest and most important customers—heavy users with high needs for reliability.
Utilities take this relationship seriously and strive to meet the unique needs of their military customers. When utilities do their integrated resource planning, those needs are one of the primary considerations. In fact, utilities often have built generation plants and transmission lines to be able to provide more consistent and reliable service to military bases and other facilities.
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