Renewable, Reliable, Responsible Electricity for Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor for Public Power is a coalition of local residents and organizations advocating for a 100% renewable, public-owned electric utility for our city. Join us in the fight for a cleaner, more affordable future for Ann Arbor!
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Contact City Council to urge them to approve a Phase II feasibility study. To read our press release about why we need another study, click here.
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UM’s Justin Schott Supports New Feasibility Study for a Municipal Electric Utility in Ann Arbor
Remarks before Ann Arbor City Council, Feb 5, 2024
“The City estimated that last winter’s ice storm, which kept my daughter—and maybe yours, too–out of school for six days, cost our local government $2 million. The Fire Department stated it “had no means of emergency communication with DTE. During both events, DTE’s primary reporting phone number, public safety online portal, and “emergency” call number were offline or ineffective.” The only thing reliable about DTE is its ineptitude.” Read the rest of the article here.
Sarah Parlette, ClickOnDetroit — 2/11/2024
A Tree Town coalition calling for city-owned electric power has released a proposal detailing how the municipal utility would be governed.
Ann Arbor for Public Power (A2P2) has been advocating for a completely renewable and public-owned electric utility system. The nonprofit is made up of residents and organizations hoping to move away from using investor-owned power companies.
Brock McIntyre, The Michigan Daily — 1/28/2024
“Ann Arbor for Public Power officially asked the city of Ann Arbor to take the next step towards establishing municipal public power on Jan. 17. The organization released a comprehensive plan outlining what they believe are the next steps in analyzing the city’s power infrastructure, known as a phase two feasibility study.
Meet the communities trying to take over their local electric utility
Akielly Hu, Grist Magazine — 1/24/2024
“Around a dozen communities across the country have launched campaigns to get rid of their investor-owned electric utilities — the for-profit companies that distribute electricity to three-quarters of U.S. households — and replace them with publicly owned ones.” Click here to read the rest of the article on Grist.org
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