Your Public Power Utility

Public Power

Community-owned, not-for-profit public power utilities power homes and businesses in 2,000 communities big and small. Providing safe, reliable, low-cost electricity, Public Power is community power. 

With Public Power, the commissioners that govern the policies of the utility are voted in by the town residents, as well as being residents in the community for which they serve. Being that Public Power is tax-exempt and non-profit, every dollar paid for electricity goes toward high-quality, reliable, and economical electric service that meets the diverse needs of the community and the ratepayers.


Operations at North Attleboro Electric Department began on February 22, 1894 with just 565 streetlights and 800 commercial lights powered by steam-driven dynamo engines. Now, more than a century later, NAED has led the way to meet the growing demand for continuous, reliable, high-quality electric services at competitive prices.

As the hometown electric utility, NAED is an active corporate citizen whose 37 employees deliver another kind of energy; the energy that helps support activities for the betterment of the community. Thank you for joining us as we explore today's possibilities, meet the challenges of public service, and progress with plans for the future.