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.
City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, partnered with a local battery manufacturer on a storage pilot project.
Voters in Decorah, Iowa, will decide May 1 whether to leave their current electricity provider and create a city-owned utility to take its place.
Supporters of an effort to create a city-owned electric utility in Decorah, Iowa, got a boost this week from a consultant’s report that concludes the move is financially feasible.
Iowa utilities historically have been tepid about investing in solar generation, but some may find it more enticing now thanks to an expanded incentive signed by Governor Terry Branstad on Friday and passed by the Iowa legislature hours before it adjourned on June 5.