Energy Franchise Agreements and Municipalization: What Cities Need to Know
On January 20, 2022, IEC and partners hosted a webinar educating community leaders in Iowa on tools they can use to achieve clean energy goals.
In Iowa where individual customers don't get to choose their utility, cities are in a slightly different position - they have limited authority over the agreements they make for utility service. When their residents demand clean energy options, they can leverage the franchise agreement process to communicate these demands. If a utility remains seriously off track, then a committed city can move to the next phase and consider forming a municipal utility.
Watch the webinar to learn more.