MPSC To Hold Public Hearing In Detroit On 2023 Energy Laws

Michigan Business NewsLansing, MI - The Michigan Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing next month to get input on its work to implement changes made to the state’s energy laws in 2023.

The public hearing will be held on Monday, March 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Grand Theater at Cass Technical High School, 2501 Second Avenue in Detroit.

In 2023, the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer approved major changes to the state’s energy laws. The MPSC will play a significant role in implementing the new laws, which, among other things: 

  • Require Michigan to produce 80% of its energy from clean sources by 2035 and 100% by 2040.
  • Allow the MPSC to consider climate, environmental justice and affordability matters in utility integrated resource planning, which is the process through which utilities lay out long-range forecasts for ensuring reliable service.
  • Increase utility energy waste reduction (EWR) targets, require municipal and cooperative utilities to participate in EWR programs, and establish mandatory amounts utilities must spend on EWR for low-income customers.
  • Increase the amount of renewable energy to 50% by 2030 and 60% by 2040 and increase the size of Michigan’s distributed generation program.

MPSC Staff will present an overview of the laws and the public will be invited to provide comments directly to Commissioners. Additional background information on the energy laws and the MPSC’s implementation efforts is available at michigan.gov/mpsc/2023energylaw.

For information about the MPSC, visit www.michigan.gov/mpsc, sign up for its monthly newsletter or other listservs.

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