Michigan Starts State-Mandated Utility Power Generation Planning Process

Michigan EIBC President, Liesl Eichler Clark pictured above

The Michigan Public Service Commission is beginning a regulatory process to create a method by which utility companies can propose new electricity generation sources that considers an evaluation of the lowest-cost resources to meet expected power needs.

Last Wednesday, the MPSC held the first of three public hearings in Livonia to hear from utilities, public interest groups, clean energy businesses and concerned citizens.

The MPSC wants to hear feedback on how it should develop parameters to require utilities to submit every five years what is called an “integrated resource plan” on how they will meet customer electricity needs.

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