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The long-held dream by some of forming a municipal electric utility in Decorah, Iowa, remains alive and well after a recently released feasibility study released this week found such a move could save money for the city's nearly 8,000 residents. Backed by the study by NewGen Strategies & Solutions
Community Engagement
Voters in Boulder, Colo., approved a measure to fund for another three years the city’s long-running effort to form a municipal utility. Boulder, a city of about 108,000, has been exploring breaking away from Public Service Co. of Colorado, or PSCo, to form its own utility for about six years
Community Engagement
In a 90-page decision that follows several days of hearings over the summer, state utility regulators in Colorado have given a go-ahead to the city of Boulder to acquire assets belonging to Xcel Energy within the city limits, except for substations.
Community Engagement
The City of Boulder and investor-owned Xcel Energy announced on July 28 they have reached a potential settlement that, if approved by the City Council and Boulder voters, would suspend the city’s decade-long municipalization effort.
Community Engagement
A committee in the Maine Legislature on July 24 voted to recommend the formation of a task force that would create a proposed transition and business plan for a state consumer-owned electric utility.
Community Engagement
The City of Boulder, Colo., recently issued a request for proposals that seeks power supply and innovative financing for a potential city municipal utility.
Community Engagement
Voters in Pueblo, Colorado, recently rejected a measure that would have allowed the city to leave investor-owned Black Hills Energy and form a public power utility.
Community Engagement
The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors on April 8 voted to support a community owned utility in Pueblo, Colo., rather than an investor-owned utility.
Electricity Markets
A bill in South Dakota that would have made it more difficult for public power utilities to provide electrical service to annexed areas has been tabled.
Community Engagement
A majority of Pueblo, Colo., residents who responded to a recent survey indicated that they support terminating the city’s franchise with Black Hills Energy and forming a municipal electric utility.