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,
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,
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.
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.
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.
The City and County of San Francisco recently launched a new campaign highlighting ongoing plans to acquire local Pacific Gas and Electric assets and shift to a cleaner, more reliable, locally controlled power system. The effort is being led by San Francisco Mayor London Breed, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, the Board of Supervisors and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
Residents in Pueblo, Colorado, will vote on May 5 on a measure that would allow the city to leave investor-owned Black Hills Energy and form a public power utility.
California State Senator Scott Wiener recently introduced legislation that would transform Pacific Gas and Electric into a public power utility. The legislation, S.B. 917, would turn PG&E into a publicly owned entity, creating the Northern California Energy Utility District. The structure of the
The city council of Davis, Calif., approved a resolution in support of transforming Pacific Gas and Electric into a customer-owned utility.
The City of Boulder, Colo., on Dec. 19 filed a petition to condemn Xcel Energy’s electric distribution assets in Boulder District Court following good faith negotiations with the Minneapolis-based company.