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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,
Community
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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Maine could create a public power authority to buy the state’s two investor-owned utilities — Central Maine Power and Emera Maine — under legislation set to be introduced soon by a co-chair of the Legislature’s utility committee.
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Electric customers in Pueblo, Colorado, could “conservatively” save 10 percent to 12 percent on their bills if the city forms a public power utility, according to a report prepared for the city.
Electricity Markets
The California Public Utilities Commission began a proceeding in late December that, among other things, will look into the possibility that some or all of Pacific Gas and Electric could be reconstituted as a publicly-owned utility or utilities. The investigation will examine several corporate
Community
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, forming a public power utility was a necessity for many communities. As larger corporations began establishing electric services in bigger cities, where the return on investment was most certain, small- and medium-sized communities across the country were
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For most of my adult life, I have been a “recreational” or “fitness” swimmer (that’s a nice way of saying that I am not a competitive swimmer). Life as an energy lawyer and working mom, and more recently as the Association’s CEO, can be stressful. Morning workouts in the pool help reduce that stress
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A recount by the Winneshiek County, Iowa, auditor is expected to officially confirm the narrow defeat of a proposal to form a public power utility, Decorah Power, in the northeastern Iowa community of Decorah.