Public input will help Michigan Public Service Commission shape Integrated Resource Plan parameters

LANSING, Mich. – Join Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) staff members as they tour the state in September to receive public comments on developing an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) structure that electric utilities will follow in their filings with the state. Each of the MPSC Commissioners will join staff at one of three public hearings in Livonia, Grand Rapids and Marquette.

Utilities will use IRPs as they look ahead at how to meet the electric needs in their service areas. The plans will include assessments of energy waste reduction, supply adequacy, demand response, impact of state or federal environmental laws on utilities, and other issues. The IRPs (Case. No. U-18418) are required under the state’s new energy laws, which went into effect in April and are expected to result in more affordable and reliable service for utility customers throughout Michigan.

A draft plan, related information and documents are available here.

WHO: Michigan Public Service Commission, Michigan Agency for Energy and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

U.P. HEARING DATE AND LOCATION:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 19, 12-4 p.m., Northern Michigan University, University Center-Huron/Erie Room, 1401 Presque Isle, Marquette, 49855. MPSC Commissioner Norm Saari will attend.

 


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