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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.
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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.
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In the wake of recent back-to-back power outages, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio raised the possibility of municipalizing Consolidated Edison, the investor-owned utility that serves the city’s five boroughs and Westchester County to the north.
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Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed legislation directing the state’s Public Utilities Commission to evaluate the creation of a consumer-owned electric utility that would take over the functions of the state’s existing investor-owned utilities.
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In a key step towards possibly forming a public power utility, Boulder, Colo., filed a petition in a district court to condemn Public Service Co. of Colorado’s electric distribution assets.
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The South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID) forwarded to California Gov. Gavin Newsom a letter signed by the Mayors of the Cities of Escalon, Manteca, and Ripon renewing the cities’ endorsement of SSJID’s 15-year bid to takeover Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) electric service for these Central Valley communities.
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Boulder, Colo., is offering Xcel Energy $82 million for the investor-owned utility company’s electric distribution assets in the city as part of a nearly decade long effort to form a public power utility.
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Boulder, Colo., and investor-owned Xcel Energy have reached a settlement related to the city’s municipalization efforts.