Members of the GEUS Board of Trustees are appointed by the City Council to represent the public for Greenville’s consumer-owned electric, cable TV and Internet utility.
On May 7, 1988, the citizens of Greenville voted to approve the separation of the management of the electric utility from City Administration by amending the City Charter to create a separate, fully-autonomous Electric Utility Board. Ordinance 89-158, passed on August 8, 1989 by the Greenville City Council, delegated to the Board all of the City’s authority to establish rates and charges for the use of the system’s facilities, exercise the power of eminent domain and authorize the issuance of obligations necessary to maintain or improve the System.
Board meetings are open to the public. Greenville citizens are encouraged to attend.
On February 10, 1987, the City Council appointed a committee of community leaders, known as the Utility Study Committee, to study the advisability of creating a separate public utility board. The board was designed to be representative of all the ratepayers: