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March 19 -- Several years ago Boulder voters authorized their City Council to explore the potential creation of a local electric utility. Since then staff, consultants and community experts have explored both costs and benefits. To date, these analyses have shown that a local utility is possible and would provide city customers a greener energy supply, higher reliability, better rates and a stronger voice in decision-making.

As this discussion has unfolded, some may have gotten the impression that the city wants to take over Xcel's business because we think we can run their business better than they do. What has gotten lost is clarity about the actual motivation.

We do not want to replicate Xcel's business. We want to transform it. >>View Article