Our feasibility study shows a Decorah electric utility could operate at a 30% lower cost than our current utility provider. Yes, please!
Pay your energy bill to the City of Decorah rather than to an investor-owned corporation. Millions of dollars could stay in our community.
Decorah is a leader in energy efficiency and locally-owned renewable energy. With public power, we can meet our stewardship goals!
Municipal electric utilities have less than half the outage duration than the national average. Don’t worry, the lights will stay on!
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I can't think of any community in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin or Nebraska that has a municipal electric utility and wishes they could get out of it. The Midwest is a hub of municipalization.
I've worked extensively on energy and climate policies in my career. The need to prevent the worst of the impacts of climate change by transitioning to cleaner forms of energy has never been more important. It's really exciting to be part of such efforts at this very local level.
I see real potential here. An MEU could provide all kinds of benefits that would make our community stronger, and Decorah is uniquely situated to pursue this exciting opportunity.
We have a golden opportunity. The Decorah utility franchise agreement expires on May 31, 2018. That gives us a chance to consider a municipal electric utility MEU. With an MEU we could enjoy one of the best economic and environmental opportunities available to us.
I am interested in a future where resilient, sustainable communities flourish throughout our country—and our world. A municipal electric utility would be a great step toward achieving this vision.
The onrushing challenges of global climate change require that we decarbonize our energy production and use. A municipal energy utility will allow us to create a renewable clean energy future for Decorah, keeping our energy dollars local, and making our community more resilient and sustainable.
There are many ways to get involved with Decorah Power. We need help with fundraising, getting out the vote, and general buzz creation around town. If you’re interested in helping out, send us a note!
Decorah Power is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. We are fundraising to cover the cost of a special election campaign in support of public power. Community support is vital. Make your donation today!