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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,
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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,
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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.
Electricity Markets
The board of Valley Clean Energy has submitted a $300 million bid to purchase Pacific Gas & Electric’s lines, poles and other electricity distribution assets within Yolo County, Calif.
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The mayor of San Jose, Calif., issued a memo in response to a recent power shutoff by Pacific Gas and Electric that calls for an exploration of creating a municipal utility, among other things. Municipalization is being considered in other parts of the country including Colorado, New York City and Chicago.
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A report prepared for Pueblo, Colorado, finds forming a public power utility is feasible and could save ratepayers up to 14 percent.
Electricity Markets
Pacific Gas & Electric rejected a $2.5 billion offer from the City of San Francisco to purchase substantially all of PG&E’s distribution and transmission assets needed to provide retail electric service to all electricity customers in the city. But the city's mayor and attorney said that they will continue to pursue acquisition of PG&E’s electrical assets.
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The Colorado Public Utilities Commission granted the City of Boulder, Colo., approval to transfer some assets necessary for Boulder to create a community-owned, city-run electric utility. There has been a growing trend across the U.S. to explore or actively pursue the formation of public power utilities.
Electricity Markets
The City of San Francisco has made a $2.5 billion offer to purchase substantially all of Pacific Gas & Electric’s distribution and transmission assets needed to provide retail electric service to all electricity customers in the city. San Francisco Mayor London Breed and San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera outlined the proposal in a letter sent to utility officials.
Community
Valley Clean Energy, a community choice energy provider in Davis, California is studying the possibility of acquiring Pacific Gas and Electric distribution facilities in Yolo County.