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Are you interested in advancing a Sustainable Energy Utility?

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If the City were able to create a Sustainable Energy Utility that provided 100% clean, reliable, and local electricity, in what scenarios would you be interested in participating? (check all that apply):

Response Percent Response Count
If the electricity is less expensive than I currently pay DTE 71.0% 690
If the electricity is the same cost as what I currently pay DTE 72.7% 707
If the electricity is slightly more (10%) than what I currently pay DTE 64.9% 631
I am not interested in any of these scenarios 5.6% 54
I don’t know/need more information 6.9% 67

What are the three (3) most important attributes you want in your energy system?

Is there anything else that is important to you about your energy system?


Do you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts about the City potentially creating a Sustainable Energy Utility?


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Thank you for participating with the City of Ann Arbor. The city is trying to gain a better understanding of who we are reaching to find ways we can continuously improve public engagement efforts and support inclusivity. To help us gain this understanding, please complete this brief, anonymous survey. This survey is completely voluntary; you are not required to fill it out.

To learn more about the potential Sustainable Energy Utility, including how you can get involved, see:   

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