MPSC Releases Annual Report

Mar 8, 2024

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) released its 2023 Annual Report, highlighting the steps it took to continue focusing on safe, reliable, and accessible energy and telecommunications services at reasonable rates. The commission is required by law to file an annual report with the governor and legislature on the first Monday of March.

Aspects of the 2023 Activity:

    • Established new Distribution System Reliability webpages to provide more detailed reliability and outage information to customers.
    • Implemented a new reliability reporting requirement requiring utilities to provide monthly reliability data broken down by circuit.
    • The MPSC assisted 16,795 customers who contacted the call center for help with complaints or other energy and telecommunications issues.
    • Awarded more than $54 million in grants through the Michigan Energy Assistance Program.
    • Approved Enbridge Energy’s application to replace and relocate the segment of Line 5 that runs through the Straits of Mackinac into a tunnel beneath the lakebed.
    • The Commission participated in 15 outreach events where staff shared information resources with attendees, answered questions, and received complaints.

MPSC:

    • The Commission is comprised of three members, appointed by the governor to six-year terms, and a staff of approximately 195 professionals.
    • It regulates the rates and service of utilities and investor-owned natural gas, reviews energy infrastructure proposals, implements state law, and monitors the safety of inter- and intra-state natural gas pipelines.

To read the full report, please click here.

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