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Survey on Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) open until June 30 2022

On Jan 18, 2022, City Council passed a "Resolution Requesting the Completion of a Feasibility Study Regarding Creation of a Traditional Municipal Electric Utility and an Evaluation of Other Energy Pathways to Achieve the City's Clean Energy Goals, Along with Initiation of Next Steps to Advance a Local Municipal Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU)"

http://a2gov.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=5382142&GUID=8ACA874A-6A19-4E9E-A9FD-BF9A4228AA6D&FullText=1


As part of the resolution, the Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations has created an online survey titled "Are you interested in advancing a Sustainable Energy Utility?": https://www.opentownhall.com/portals/116/Issue_11807.


The survey will close on June 30, 2022.


For more information, see the City's news release:

https://www.a2gov.org/news/pages/article.aspx?i=875


From the survey:

The City of Ann Arbor is exploring the creation of Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU), a community owned energy utility that provides electricity from local solar and battery storage systems installed on homes and businesses throughout the City, along with energy waste reduction support. The SEU would operate in addition (or supplemental) to DTE and would provide 100% clean, reliable, locally built, affordable, and community-owned electricity. Ultimately, an SEU gives residents a choice of where to get their energy. For more details on the proposed Ann Arbor Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU), see www.a2gov.org/a2seu.


Below are 5 questions to understand how interested community members are in moving the concept of an SEU forward. Responses do not commit any resident to further action but will inform the City’s next steps as it relates to an SEU. All responses are anonymous.