Public Power: Taking Back Our Energy Future

Chicago DSA has launched its chapter campaign to Democratize ComEd, Chicago’s investor-owned “public” power distribution utility. In this episode, Sarah sat down with two Chicago DSA organizers, Sean Estelle and Sveta Stoytcheva, as well as Timothy Denherder-Thomas from Cooperative Energy Futures.

We discussed what it means to be a ‘Public Utility’ versus a Publicly-Owned Utility, the legal process of democratization, and the history and challenges of Minneapolis’s fight to take back its grid.