Austin Energy is the nation’s 8th largest public utility, providing electrical power to more than 420,000 customers and a population of almost one million within a service territory of approximately 437-square miles, including Austin, Texas, Travis County and a small portion of Williamson County. Austin Energy has been providing electric service to customers since 1895.
Austin Energy is a department of the City of Austin. The Austin City Council sets Austin Energy’s policies and strategic direction. Austin Energy returns profits to the community annually to help fund other City services (police, fire, EMS, parks, libraries). Since 2010, Austin Energy’s contributions have totaled more than $100 million each year.