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Name not shown inside ward 5 June 22, 2022, 4:15 PM

If the City were able to create a Sustainable Energy Utility that provided 100% clean, reliable, and local electricity, in what scenarios would you be interested in participating? (check all that apply): If the electricity is less expensive than I currently pay DTE, If the electricity is the same cost as what I currently pay DTE
What are the three (3) most important attributes you want in your energy system? Low cost energy , 100% clean and renewable energy , Locally generated energy
Is there anything else that is important to you about your energy system? That its dependable.
Do you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts about the City potentially creating a Sustainable Energy Utility? N/A

Name not shown inside ward 5 June 21, 2022, 2:10 PM

If the City were able to create a Sustainable Energy Utility that provided 100% clean, reliable, and local electricity, in what scenarios would you be interested in participating? (check all that apply): If the electricity is less expensive than I currently pay DTE, If the electricity is the same cost as what I currently pay DTE
What are the three (3) most important attributes you want in your energy system? Resilient so I can have power during emergencies , Reliable so I can keep the lights on , 100% clean and renewable energy , Low cost energy , Locally generated energy , Community owned
Is there anything else that is important to you about your energy system? Not that I can think of.

Name not shown inside ward 4 June 18, 2022, 6:42 PM

If the City were able to create a Sustainable Energy Utility that provided 100% clean, reliable, and local electricity, in what scenarios would you be interested in participating? (check all that apply): If the electricity is less expensive than I currently pay DTE
What are the three (3) most important attributes you want in your energy system? Reliable so I can keep the lights on , Low cost energy , 100% clean and renewable energy

Name not shown inside ward 2 June 18, 2022, 11:12 AM

If the City were able to create a Sustainable Energy Utility that provided 100% clean, reliable, and local electricity, in what scenarios would you be interested in participating? (check all that apply): If the electricity is less expensive than I currently pay DTE, If the electricity is the same cost as what I currently pay DTE, If the electricity is slightly more (10%) than what I currently pay DTE
What are the three (3) most important attributes you want in your energy system? Community owned , 100% clean and renewable energy , Reliable so I can keep the lights on , Resilient so I can have power during emergencies , Locally generated energy , Low cost energy
Is there anything else that is important to you about your energy system? For me, low carbon takes priority over renewable, which is why I hope nuclear is part of the mix.
Do you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts about the City potentially creating a Sustainable Energy Utility? - Does DTE allow power to cross property lines?
- Please support a robust study to see if a publicly-owned utility can complement or make the SEU possible.

Alexander Moroz inside ward 5 June 18, 2022, 8:23 AM

If the City were able to create a Sustainable Energy Utility that provided 100% clean, reliable, and local electricity, in what scenarios would you be interested in participating? (check all that apply): If the electricity is less expensive than I currently pay DTE, If the electricity is the same cost as what I currently pay DTE
What are the three (3) most important attributes you want in your energy system? Resilient so I can have power during emergencies , 100% clean and renewable energy , Low cost energy
Is there anything else that is important to you about your energy system? Easy of maintenance and continued growth/improvement
Do you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts about the City potentially creating a Sustainable Energy Utility? Will this hinder the city's ability to establish a future power grid completely separate from DTE? Will this further exacerbate the lack of affordable housing availability and development? How has DTE responded to other municipalities that have developed similar systems?

Name not shown inside ward 5 June 17, 2022, 10:38 AM

If the City were able to create a Sustainable Energy Utility that provided 100% clean, reliable, and local electricity, in what scenarios would you be interested in participating? (check all that apply): If the electricity is the same cost as what I currently pay DTE
What are the three (3) most important attributes you want in your energy system? Reliable so I can keep the lights on , Resilient so I can have power during emergencies , Low cost energy , 100% clean and renewable energy , Locally generated energy , Community owned
Do you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts about the City potentially creating a Sustainable Energy Utility? Even if the infrastructure is local and "micro" it has associated short term set up and long term maintenance costs. You specifically mention that people will get 2 bills one from DTE and one from the muni utility. How is it possible these costs do not result in significantly higher overall costs to the end users? Most outages in the current electric grid are caused by local problem, i.e. downed trees, local transformer overloads, etc. I don't understand how the micro grid can bypass these problems? Have the estimated costs included the ability to respond to catastrophic storms events, I don't see that considered anywhere.

I am 100% in favor of meeting the stated goals. However, these presentation paint a very rosy picture while glossing over many of the complexities of accomplishing the stated goals.

Ian Mills inside ward 5 June 16, 2022, 11:21 PM

If the City were able to create a Sustainable Energy Utility that provided 100% clean, reliable, and local electricity, in what scenarios would you be interested in participating? (check all that apply): If the electricity is less expensive than I currently pay DTE
What are the three (3) most important attributes you want in your energy system? Low cost energy , Reliable so I can keep the lights on , Resilient so I can have power during emergencies
Do you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts about the City potentially creating a Sustainable Energy Utility? My largest concern is extra costs. This city is already super expensive. 12k a year in taxes and I live on a dirt road...

Jocilyn Wagner inside ward 1 June 16, 2022, 7:35 PM

If the City were able to create a Sustainable Energy Utility that provided 100% clean, reliable, and local electricity, in what scenarios would you be interested in participating? (check all that apply): If the electricity is less expensive than I currently pay DTE, If the electricity is the same cost as what I currently pay DTE, If the electricity is slightly more (10%) than what I currently pay DTE
What are the three (3) most important attributes you want in your energy system? 100% clean and renewable energy , Locally generated energy , Community owned , Resilient so I can have power during emergencies
Is there anything else that is important to you about your energy system? An energy infrastructure is a community responsibility. We are incredibly privileged in Ann Arbor and will never need worry about having our water turned off when the moratorium ends or needing to wait decades for a modern waste water system to be approved. Yet, a contingent of self-absorbed obstructionists will doubtless fight to derail this project, as they have many others. Please ignore them.
Do you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts about the City potentially creating a Sustainable Energy Utility? From what I've heard about it, I consider myself a big fan of the A2SEU and hope for it's success. My only concern so far with the SEU as envisioned is that I'm a renter and I doubt I'd be allowed to participate. My landlord caters to the ultra-rich and short-term medical school tenants and has demonstrated little to no interest in being involved with the city's priorities. Additionally, I'm unfortunately located in Ward 1 and I fear my neighbors will shun the project as "government overreach" or simply believe it represents zero benefit to them personally and thus a nanogrid would be highly unlikely in my area. I have difficulty imagining the SEU would go to bat for my right to participate or be interested in negotiating with reticent landlords.

Joshua Cheng inside ward 2 June 16, 2022, 3:22 PM

If the City were able to create a Sustainable Energy Utility that provided 100% clean, reliable, and local electricity, in what scenarios would you be interested in participating? (check all that apply): If the electricity is less expensive than I currently pay DTE, If the electricity is the same cost as what I currently pay DTE, If the electricity is slightly more (10%) than what I currently pay DTE
What are the three (3) most important attributes you want in your energy system? 100% clean and renewable energy , Resilient so I can have power during emergencies , Reliable so I can keep the lights on

Andrew Price inside ward 3 June 16, 2022, 1:38 PM

If the City were able to create a Sustainable Energy Utility that provided 100% clean, reliable, and local electricity, in what scenarios would you be interested in participating? (check all that apply): If the electricity is less expensive than I currently pay DTE, If the electricity is the same cost as what I currently pay DTE, If the electricity is slightly more (10%) than what I currently pay DTE, I don’t know/need more information
What are the three (3) most important attributes you want in your energy system? 100% clean and renewable energy , Community owned , Resilient so I can have power during emergencies
Is there anything else that is important to you about your energy system? I would love to get off gas entirely.