In the Media

Decorah Power in the Media

Press releases, articles, and radio interviews!

May 9, 2019
Citizens ask IUB to deny Alliant rate increase (The Decorah Newspapers reports on public meeting with Iowa Utilities Board about Alliant’s proposed rate hikes.)

May 2, 2019
‘Alliant is way out of line,’ Decorah residents ask Utilities Board to reject price hike (KCRG covers public meeting with Iowa Utilities Board.)

May 2, 2019
Iowa Utilities Board hears lots of complaints about Alliant Energy’s proposed rate hike (Reporting by Decorah News.)

June 4, 2018
Corporate speech impedes city’s right to create municipal utility (Op-ed in the Des Moines Register by Decorah Power organizer Tabita Green.)

May 31, 2018
Vote for Decorah Municipal Utility Falls Short, But Local Energy Advocates Persist (The Institute for Local Self Reliance, ILSR, covered the issue well, and this page is a good summary of outcome plus links to much coverage during process.)

May 7, 2018
Decorah effort to create a municipal power utility fails by three votes following recount (Post-election coverage by the Des Moines Register)

April 29, 2018
Alliant, Decorah residents battle over power control (Government piece written by The Gazette, covering the pre-election utility power debate between Alliant and Decorah Power.)

April 26, 2018
Decorah Power: Community can run its own show (This The Decorah Newspapers editorial discusses the advantages of having locally-owned utility.)

April 25, 2018
Ballot Initiative Shapes Iowa Town’s Fight for Local Power (podcast) (The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) lays out the steps of transitioning to a local utility and how the community is interested/invested in the change.)

April 19, 2018
Power struggle: Iowa town takes on utility giant for right to go greener (This article outlines the tactics used by Alliant to oppose local-utility power. It uses the comparing economic arguments used by each side of the election, written by the Des Moines Register.)

April 9, 2018
Power struggle: Iowa muni campaign heats up ahead of public vote (Energy News Network uses the utility election to discuss the pre-existing efforts to move towards green/sustainable energy in Decorah.)

March 28, 2018
Alliant Energy seeks to quell a municipal uprising in Iowa (This article outlines the opposing estimates of how much a new electric-utility would cost, written by Daily Energy Insider.)

March 14, 2018
Utility expert speaks on feasibility study differences (The Decorah Newspapers outline the differences and projections of the two opposing feasibility reports of starting up a locally-owned utility.)

February 21, 2018
Council officially schedules vote on Decorah municipal electric utility (This is the announcement of the voting day for the Decorah municipal electric utility by The Decorah Newspapers.)

February 16, 2018
Vote on Decorah municipal electric utility could be May 1 (The Courier reports on the suspected day of the electric utility voting day.)

February 8, 2018
Municipal electrical utility presentation Thursday in Freeport (The Decorah Newspapers announce a public invitation to the presentation of the feasibility report from Decorah Power.)

February 7, 2018
Decorah Power disputes Alliant figures (The Decorah Newspapers quote Decorah Power in their disagreement of Alliant’s feasibility report, discussing Alliants expected use of scare tactics.)

January 31, 2018
Community invited to learn more about municipal electric utility (The Decorah Newspapers announce opportunity for public to attend presentations regarding the municipal electric utility, including the feasibility study and FAQs.)

January 18, 2018
Our Town interview (KDEC radio interview with Joel Zook and Emily Neal of Decorah Power.)

January 17, 2018
Iowa town’s municipal utility effort is financially feasible, consultant finds (Energy News Network discusses the Decorah Power feasibility study and opportunity for the transition to cleaner energy.)

December 28, 2018
Burning Bright concerts raise funds for local organizations (Donation recipients included Decorah Power, by The Decorah Newspapers).

October, 2017
Osage Utilities General Manager Josh Byrnes discusses local power

October 13, 2017
In Small-Town Iowa, a Movement to Own the Future (podcast) (ILSR introduces the campaign for locally-owned utility power in Decorah and provides general information about the advantages of keeping dollars and energy local.)

September 14, 2017
Decorah Power presents speaker on electric rates (The Decorah Newspapers announce invitation for public to learn about the differences between investor-owned and consumer-owned utilities.)

September 11, 2017
NewGen leads study of municipal electric utility in Decorah (Decorah Power announces plans to conduct feasibility study via The Decorah Newspapers.)

August 31, 2017
Decorah Power receives USDA Grant to help fund feasibility study

August 17, 2017
Our Town interview (start at 34:00)

August 14, 2017
Feasibility study begins for Decorah Municipal Electric Utility (Decorah Power announces hiring of NewGen for feasibility study via The Decorah Newspapers.)

July 19, 2017
Luther pledges $15,000 to support local municipal electric utility

July 21, 2017
Decorah, Iowa is latest town to consider parting ways with its utility (Energy News Network reports hope for renewable energy in Decorah if municipal utility passes.)

March 13, 2017
Citizens group is exploring a municipal electric utility in Decorah (Decorah Power invites community to city council meeting, where municipal electric utility will be presented as an alternative to Alliant via Decorah News.)

March 13, 2017
‘Decorah Power’ to investigate municipal electric utility (The Decorah Newspapers reports on possibility of a consumer-owned electric utility.)