City officials hope a partnership with Kansas City Power & Light will help it meet a set of ambitious clean energy goals.
Opponents of a municipal utility campaign in Decorah, Iowa, held a four-vote lead late Tuesday with at least 15 ballots uncounted. Official results were not expected until Monday.
A lobbyist for the Iowa Environmental Council says the bill could devastate utility-sponsored energy conservation programs in the state.
City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, partnered with a local battery manufacturer on a storage pilot project.
Activists are pitching a clean power plan directly to utilities instead of trying to sell state lawmakers on it.