Municipalization Content

Community
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
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.
Community
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.
Community
Boulder, Colo., and investor-owned Xcel Energy have reached a settlement related to the city’s municipalization efforts.
Community
The city council of Pueblo, Colo., has voted in favor of taking the next step in studying the feasibility of municipalization.
Electricity Markets
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission found in a preliminary study that public ownership of the city’s electric grid has “the potential for significant long‐term benefits relative to investment costs and risks.”
Community
Boulder, Colorado took another step in its effort to set up its own public power utility with a $68.5 million offer to acquire more than 100,000 electric assets from Xcel Energy.
Community
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.