Metro Justice leads People’s Power March for not-for-profit utility

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Members of the group Metro Justice set up outside of Rochester Gas and Electric Friday night as part of a march to create a not-for-profit utility.

The group told News10NBC they want another option for energy: A utility service that’s run by the people and takes direct input from rate-payers.

They marched from RG&E to Rochester City Hall Friday night.

"The first step in creating a public utility is first to do feasibility studies,” said Rochester for Energy and Democracy Campaign Co-chair Amanda Richardson. “You make sure you know what’s happening financially with all of the infrastructure so we want to call on city hall to make that feasibility study happen."

We did ask RG&E about the People’s Power March. They responded in a statement saying: "RG&E has served the Rochester region for more than 100 years. We remain committed to putting customers first and providing safe and reliable service to the communities we serve, now and well into the future."