Springfield Utility Board

SUB History

SUB has a colorful history – one that reads more like a script for an action-packed movie than an annual report. Private industries fought hard to keep the public utility from being founded more than 50 years ago, and it was ordinary citizens that organized and took to the streets to make public power a reality in Springfield.

Read more about SUB’s early history by downloading a copy of Lighting the Way, A History of Springfield Utility Board or view a short video with an abbreviated version of the story below:

Here is a Spanish Version: 

Did You Know?

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