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Senate to Hold Advice and Consent Hearing on Gubernatorial Appointment

Aug 30, 2019

The Senate Advice and Consent Committee has scheduled a hearing on September 12 to consider the appointment of Tremaine Phillips to the Michigan Public Service Commission. Mr. Phillips was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the commission in mid-July following the vacancy left by Norm Saari, whose term on the board ended on July 2, […]

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Governor Makes Appointment to Public Service Commission

Jul 19, 2019

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Tremaine Phillips to serve on the Michigan Public Service Commission. This is her second nomination to the board since taking office in January 2019. Currently, Mr. Phillips is the director of the Cincinnati 2030 District. Previously, he worked at Empower Gas and Electric, LLC and the Michigan Environmental Council, served […]

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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‚Äôs 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 Makes Appointment to Public Service Commission

Feb 08, 2019

On Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed former state representative Dan Scripps to the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). He fills the vacancy created by Rachel Eubanks, who was recently appointed State Treasurer. Mr. Scripps currently serves as the Midwest policy program director for Energy Foundation. Prior to that he worked at the Michigan Energy Innovation […]

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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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MPSC to Livestream Commission Meetings

Nov 09, 2018

On Thursday, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) livestreamed a regular meeting of the Commission for the first time. The inaugural livestream was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 8. To view the livestream, please click here. Comments made by the public during the allotted time on the meeting agenda were livestreamed as part […]

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Technical Conference on Electric Vehicles Held in Michigan

Aug 11, 2017

On Wednesday, the Michigan Public Service Commission hosted the Michigan Technical Conference on Alternative Fuel Vehicles. Professionals from the auto industry, utility companies, and academia gathered to discuss consumer trends and policy issues surrounding electric vehicles. Infrastructure, or lack thereof, was a hot topic of discussion during several of the panels. Britta Gross, Director of […]

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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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