Minneapolis Energy Options is a grassroots campaign working for clean, equitable, affordable, reliable, and local energy within the city of Minneapolis. With the city’s franchise agreements with Xcel Energy and Centerpoint Energy up for renewal, a collaboration of community organizations and residents are coming together to demand control where they their energy is sourced. The campaign has won widespread support and its efforts have spurred the city to explore a variety of options which include:
- competitive energy purchasing;
- forming a municipal utility;
- mandate utility-community partnerships to build local energy and efficiency projects that build wealth in communities.