LEGAL ROAD MAP FOR FORMING A PUBLIC ELECTRIC POWER UTILITY IN ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
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LEGAL ROAD MAP FOR FORMING A PUBLIC ELECTRIC POWER UTILITY IN ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor Microgrid supports funding a feasibility study with respect to establishing a municipal electric utility in the city of Ann Arbor. Here is the legal roadmap: From the Introduction This report provides an overview of the steps for establishing a municipally-owned electric utility, or “muni,” in the City of Ann Arbor. Because DTE Electric…

Should Ann Arbor rely on DTE versus decentralized microgrids to go green?
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Should Ann Arbor rely on DTE versus decentralized microgrids to go green?

There is much controversy about how communities interact with fossil fuel based utility companies to increase the use of solar power as an alternative energy source. Calling the project with DTE “community solar” reminds me of 1970s era Republican legislation using words like clean air in giveaways to companies that were polluting. Critics say a…

Financing a solar installation that pays for itself
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Financing a solar installation that pays for itself

Watch this presentation video to learn how a house of worship got individuals to form an LLC and do a solar installation that paid for itself. However, because of the laws passed by the state legislature, they are unable to provide electricity to the next-door neighbors. Those who wish to create microgrids face legal challenges…