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.

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