May 7th, 2018 | by John Farrell
Fed up with their electricity provider Alliant Energy, one of Iowa’s largest monopoly utilities, Decorah area residents decided to explore their options for pursuing cleaner, local energy and how the city could create a municipal electric utility for its 8,000 residents and business community. Advocates formed Decorah Power, a grassroots group of residents and community organizers making a clear case for municipal control, and the group has been garnering support for putting the public back in their public utility.
February 12th, 2018 | by John Farrell
Measure 2L passed with 51.7% of the vote, keeping Boulder on course to make history as first city to municipalize its electric company in years, and the only one ever to do it specifically to advance clean, local power
February 1st, 2018 | by John Farrell
A citizen-led effort to establish a city-run electric utility in the small northeast Iowa community of Decorah is picking up steam, with advocates -- including some local officials -- forecasting significant local economic growth powered by the transition.
March 27th, 2017 | by John Farrell
A widening chasm between what customers want and what Santa Fe’s electric utility delivers is bolstering a campaign to rejigger power production and distribution, possibly putting the city itself in charge.