Why should Ann Arbor own its electric grid and provide power instead of a corporation like DTE? There are three important reasons:
Municipal utilities–owned by the public rather than by corporate shareholders–have been providing reliable electricity to customers across America for decades. Over 2,000 munis serve 49 million customers in the U.S. Michigan’s 41 municipal utilities charge their customers significantly less on average for much better service than what DTE provides.
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BENEFITS OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES
Munis often outperform investor-owned utilities (IOUs) because of one essential difference: IOUs serve their shareholders while municipal utilities serve their ratepayer/owners.
Click on each of the benefits listed below to learn more details about why munis are a better choice for customers:
Want more information?
- See our fact sheet on how Ann Arbor can reach 100% renewable energy by 2030, in line with our A2 Zero goals
- Check out past events on our YouTube channel.
- American Public Power Association homepage
- Democratizing Power: New Citizen Initiatives Challenge Monopoly Electric Utilities — webinar from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance