Douglas County PUD is one of more than 2,000 public power systems providing power on a not-for-profit basis in the United States. Not-for-profit means power is provided at the cost of producing and delivering that power; there are no stockholders expecting dividends from the power rates. If you are a resident of Douglas County, you control the PUD by electing the Commissioners who set policies and a manager to direct the operation of the utility. This provides local control over the utility and responsiveness to community needs. That means that electric utility revenues stay here, where they are invested in utility assets to provide needed service and hold prices down.