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Community Engagement
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 council of Davis, Calif., approved a resolution in support of transforming Pacific Gas and Electric into a customer-owned utility.
Community Engagement
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.
Community Engagement
Pueblo, Colorado, should form a public power utility, according to a panel created by the city. The Pueblo Electric Utility Commission, a seven-member panel created to consider the issue, voted unanimously on Nov. 21 to support breaking away from Black Hills Energy and forming a public power utility.
Community Engagement
The City of Boulder, Colo., offered to purchase certain portions of Xcel Energy electric infrastructure for $93.96 million in a Nov. 20 letter to the investor-owned utility.
Electricity Markets
The board of directors of Sonoma Clean Power, a community choice aggregator for California’s Sonoma and Mendocino counties, plans to begin exploring the possibility of taking over all or some of Pacific Gas and Electric’s infrastructure for the Northern California counties.
Electricity Markets
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is being urged to consider a proposal that would replace Pacific Gas & Electric with a public power utility. It is the latest in a series of proposals in the state to convert the bankrupt utility into a public power entity in the wake of a series of major power shutoffs implemented by PG&E intended to mitigate the threat of wildfires.
Community Engagement
Today, 2,011 communities in the U.S. own their not-for-profit electric utility, which the local government runs on their behalf. More communities are exploring whether they should take control of their utilities from private, for-profit entities. In California, two consecutive disastrous fire