I have never run across anyone who would prefer to exchange their electric co-op (if they are lucky enough to have one) for a privately owned utility.

I sprung that one on a Regressive blog a few days ago, from the point of reference of the private utility having a regulation on the books prohibiting neighborhood microgrids, and a few of the more ideologically rigid bragged and crowed all over the place about how they belonged to a co-op.

I didn't actually have the heart to tell them that their co-op is a classic socialist construct, even down to the "government" (the people) owning the means of production. They would have just denied it, anyway.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller