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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 of the state’s energy laws, passed in 2016, the Commission decided its first rate case under the shorter timeline, expanded programs to reduce energy waste, reviewed plans for the adequacy of the state’s power supply, and approved voluntary green pricing options for customers utilizing renewable energy projects.

Other highlights from the report include:

  • The MPSC authorized and monitored 275 miles of distribution lines
  • They supported efforts to expand broadband
  • Almost $90 million in grants were awarded to service organizations to help fund 94,445 low-income households with their heating bills
  • Commission staff handled more than 11,500 customer complaints
  • MPSC rules governing technical requirements, cybersecurity, safety, and customer protection for gas, electric, and telecommunications services were updated

The MPSC houses eight divisions; Regulatory Affairs, Energy Resources, Energy Operations, Regulated Energy, Telecommunications, Customer Assistance, Administrative Services, and Strategic Operations. The mission of the Commission is to ensure safe, reliable, and accessible energy and telecommunication services.

To view the report, please click here.

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