MID Celebrates Public Power Week
& 20 Years as Public Utility

MID Celebrates Public Power WeekMID Celebrates Public Power Week. For the entire month of October, MID invites you to visit the lobby of our main office to learn more about the benefits of public power, receive energy-and-money savings tips – and have some local refreshments with us.

MID is located at 744 W. 20th St. in Merced. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Online, information about MID’s public power and energy savings can be found at MIDLightsTheWay.com

MID joins more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to more than 48 million Americans.

Since forming its electric utility 20 years ago, MID has built a system that serves electricity to more than 8,500 local residents and businesses. 

Public power means that there are no profits – it also means local decision making. Unlike investor-owned utilities, there are no investors, no stock shares and no dividends. Power is provided “at the cost of service” with no-markups. The revenue generated by MID is returned to the benefit of all electric customers through investments in the electric system and providing the lowest possible rates.


  • MID provides safe, not-for profit electricity at a reasonable price.
  • MID provides power to over 8,500 customers.
  • Unlike private power companies, public power utilities like MID are public service institutions and do not serve   stockholders.
  • We measure success by how much money stays within our community.
  • Public Power has a strong environmental-protection track record, solid credentials with bond ratings agencies, and a reputation for reliable, customer-focused service.

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