Federal public policy significantly affects each and every municipal utility in the United States on a daily basis. The amount and type of electric generation that is run, the cost of wholesale power and transmission, the availability of natural gas and federal preference hydropower - these and many, many other matters fall within the jurisdiction of the legislative, regulatory and judicial branches of the U.S. Government.
With the third-largest number of municipal electric utilities among the 50 states, Minnesota must be present at the table and in the minds of our federal policy makers in order for the nation to have sound, fully-informed energy policies and regulations. MMUA ensures that Minnesota's public power community guides federal policy decision-making through a variety of means, including direct congressional lobbying, formal regulatory intervention and rigorous support of and coordination with our national affiliates the American Public Power Association, the American Public Gas Association and other aligned organizations.
The MMUA Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship provides funding for post-secondary education. Winners must be customers, or dependents of customers, of MMUA-member electric or gas utilities. The essay contest takes place in the spring of the year.
The Power of Community
Video highlights the benefits of Public Power in Minnesota