Wouldn't that be amazing? We could also go one step further and make them member-owned corporations. That would really revolutionize the game, wouldn't it?
Think this is some pie-in-the-sky idea? Well, Georgia, that reddest of red states, already has 42 of them, and has had many of them since the Great Depression. Hell, the lowest power bills I've ever paid in my life were to Walton EMC when I was living in Oconee County. Some newer ones have even made a committment to clean energy.
You don't even have to go all the way to Georgia to find a model for replication. There are some right here in Louisiana, too.
This is just more evidence that, if you despise the greedy, evil corporations and banks and industries, there are always options available to you in a functioning free enterprise economy.