The Michigan Municipal Electric Association (MMEA) is Michigan’s trade group for municipally owned electric utilities. The communities in Michigan that own and operate a municipal utility provide approximately 10% of the state’s total electricity requirements. Cities or villages with municipal electric systems provide electric service to their residents, just as communities commonly provide water and sewer service. As units of local government, municipal electric systems are non-profit, community owned and operated, and regulated directly by the city and customers they serve.
The MMEA provides its 40 member cities and villages with a host of services including conferences, communication services, legislative services, legalassistance, and educational seminars and training. MMEA keeps members informed of the latest news and information regarding electric utilities through its monthly newsletter and social media. The association monitors legislation and regulations on both a state and national level that impact electric utilities.