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Attorney General Intervenes in Utility Rate Increase Cases

Jul 12, 2019

This week, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced her plans to intervene in four utility rate cases. Currently, three providers have filed with the Michigan Public Service Commission to increase their residential consumers’ rates and a fourth is anticipated to also request a rate increase. The Attorney General citied protecting ratepayers as her reason for intervening […]

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Energy Commission Issues Annual Report

Mar 08, 2019

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) released their 2018 Annual Report, showing their progress on implementing the state’s energy laws, customer response, technical assistance, and more. Under Public Act 3 of 1939, the annual report is due to the governor and legislature by the first Monday of March. In the first full year of enactment […]

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Governor Requests Review of State Energy Systems

Feb 08, 2019

Governor Gretchen Whitmer formally requested the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to conduct a statewide review of supply and deliverability of natural gas, electricity, and propane contingency planning. In a letter to MPSC Chair Sally Talberg, the governor has requested the commission to complete their initial report by July 1, 2019. Governor Whitmer has also […]

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Chairman Seeks to Expand Electric Choice

Feb 23, 2018

This week, the House Energy Policy Committee heard testimony on legislation expanding electric choice to the agriculture industry. The bill was sponsored by Representative Gary Glenn (R-Williams Township), who also serves as Chairman of the committee. Under his proposal, those in agricultural production or processing operations would be allowed to purchase their electricity from an […]

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New Energy Director Appointed

Feb 16, 2018

Last Friday, Governor Rick Snyder announced the appointment of Anne Armstrong Cusack as acting director of the Michigan Agency for Energy following the departure of Valerie Brader.  Ms. Armstrong, previously served as associate director of the Office of Urban Initiatives. Additionally, she’s previously served as chair of the Michigan Commission on Community Action and Economic […]

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Affordable Energy Caucus Adopts Principles

Oct 06, 2017

This week, the House Affordable Energy Caucus adopted a set of seven guiding principles and added a new member to the caucus.  The bipartisan caucus was officially formed last month with the goal of lowering energy costs in the state.  The adopted principles are: Energy policy should serve the collective interest of the energy-consuming, rate-paying […]

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Energy Caucus Formed

Sep 08, 2017

Members in the Michigan House of Representatives have formed a new caucus aimed at lowering energy costs.  The Affordable Energy Caucus will be chaired by Representative John Reilly (R-Oakland) and serving as vice chair will be Representative Rose Mary Robinson (D-Detroit).  The caucus also includes Representative Gary Glenn (R-Williams Township), who chairs the House Energy […]

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Public Service Commission Seeks Public Comment

Mar 31, 2017

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued several orders this week that seek comments from the public and utilities on the MPSC’s efforts to implement the state’s new energy laws.  This includes, new rate case filing requirements, proposed changes to the forms and instructions used by utilities for certificate of necessity requests, and voluntary green […]

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