Promoting economic development is central to GRDA’s overall mission. The low-cost, reliable electricity it produces can be an attractive inducement for business and industry to locate and grow in the GRDA service area. At the same time, proper stewardship of the natural resources under our control can also provide for quality of life enhancement and countless recreational opportunities.

GRDA strives to be a good partner with all of its customers as they also work to promote economic development and growth. This is accomplished by maintaining beneficial relationships, providing support and working together to share the successful stories of low-cost, reliable power, abundant water and miles and miles of scenic shorelines.

Interested in doing business in a GRDA public power community? Learn more about our municipal partners and find contact information here:

Claremore Sallisaw
Coffeyville, KS Siloam Springs, AR
Collinsville Skiatook
Cushing Stillwater
Lindsay Stilwell
Mannford Stroud
Miami Tahlequah
Pawnee Wagoner


Find more information on business opportunities in Oklahoma by visiting the Oklahoma Department of Commerce:

Explore the benefits of a public power community: Benefits of Public Power



GRDA  and Public Power

The 15 Oklahoma municipals (as well as others in Kansas and Arkansas) that purchase wholesale electricity from GRDA are considered public power communties.

These communites, which own and operate their own local distribution system, then resell that power to end-users. Revenues generated from this process are then used to maintain the system, purchase more power from GRDA and fund other city services like police and fire, streets and parks.

In a typical year, the Oklahoma communities combine to return as much as $35 million to city general funds. All without using any tax dollars.

GRDA is a member of the American Public Power Association (APPA), the Large Public Power Council (LPPC) and the Oklahoma Municipal Alliance.