Municipal utility

Municipal utility

"Hopkinton, Iowa Municipal Utilities" by RifeIdeas is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

a not-for-profit utility that is owned by the community it serves.

Pros

Local control; profits can be used for other community initiatives

Cons

They often lack in-house capabilities for technical or financial planning and decision-making

Real Talk

Municipal utilities represent the highest level of control for community energy and should serve as a model for the renewable energy transition.

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