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QSEGarland Power & Light

Since 1923, the City of Garland has been providing electric service to its citizens through Garland Power & Light (GP&L), its locally owned not-for-profit municipal utility. With more than 69,000 customers, GP&L is the fourth largest municipal utility in Texas and the 42nd largest in the nation. GP&L is recognized nationally as a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) and as a Tree Line USA Utility.

The mission of GP&L is to provide high quality, safe and reliable electric service at competitive rates to the citizens and businesses of the City of Garland through the efforts of a professional and dedicated workforce, and to enhance the quality of life in the city by creating a utility environment that supports economic development.

GP&L continually emphasizes customer service and involvement in the electric industry. Both management and staff are active members in the American Public Power Association, Texas Public Power Association, Electric Reliability Council of Texas and other industry organizations.

wind powerThe utility has two gas-fired generating plants, which combine to produce 528 megawatts of generation capacity. In 2015, GP&L began receiving renewable wind power through long-term power purchase agreements, and by 2017 will meet about a third of Garland’s annual energy needs with wind and solar power. In addition, Garland partners in the Texas Municipal Power Agency which operates the 470 megawatt coal-fired Gibbons Creek Power Plant.

GP&L's electric distribution system has 388 linear miles of overhead lines and 591 linear miles of underground lines. The transmission system consists of 28 substations and 200 linear miles of transmission lines. The utility's peak load for 2015 was 473 megawatts, with annual operating revenues of $339 million.

GP&L is a title sponsor for the Garland Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament. This tournament helps fund the Garland Economic Development Partnership between the City, the Chamber and Garland Independent School District.

In the community, GP&L sponsors the City's Sweetheart Dance, the Garland Civic Theatre and the Garland Summer Musicals.