Coming Together For Equitable Public Power
A convening celebrating the release of Public Power Projects latest report
On September 11th and 12th 2023, a virtual convening was held by The Public Power Project Steering Committee following the release of a new report, Coming Together for Equitable Public Power.
The Public Power Project is a collaborative effort to conduct a review of public power efforts in the Midwest from the perspective of campaigners, public officials, staff of existing municipal power utilities, and communities already served by public power. We seek to understand the landscape, identify equity and environmental issues, and zero in on opportunities to advance and improve the work. The report shares the insights from each step of this process and the insights we gained about how public power, in its incumbent and emergent forms, can be equitable, just, and democratic.
Clean Water Fund
West Michigan Environmental Action Council
Clayton County, IA Energy District
Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Project staff welcomes participants, shares leanings from the report, and overviews the convening agenda.
What Does Equity Mean for Public Power?
Energy equity practicioners dig deep into what these words mean for communities and how to apply them to public power.
Public Power at the National, State and Local Levels (Part 1)
First of two panels exploring the many forms public power can take beyond the single municipal utility. This panel explores municipal energy projects, federal power authorities, and local government actions aimed at state transformations.
Keynote: Leadership In The Public Power Sector
Brandie Ekren, Traverse City Power & Light's general manager, shares TCLP's history and current efforts to lead a just and equitable energy transition from within the public power sector.
Navigating The Energy Transition
Elected and hired leadership of public and cooperative utilities discuss the challenges and opportunities of making the energy transition.
Organizing For Public Power
Organizers from around the country discuss the lessons and status of ongoing campaigns for new public power institutions at the state and local levels.
Public Power at the National, State and Local Levels (Part 2)
The second of two panels exploring the many forms public power can take beyond the single municipal utility. exploring state and county level public power institutions and the unique conditions which gave rise to them.