Lansing, MI - The Michigan Public Service Commission’s energy assistance fair and customer listening session will make a stop in suburban Detroit in November, bringing representatives from the MPSC and other agencies to help utility customers connect with financial assistance and to hear their thoughts and concerns about energy matters.
The fair will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, 4-7 p.m. at Kessey Fieldhouse, 4300 S. Dearborn St. in the downriver community of Melvindale. The energy fair will provide information about assistance for utility customers and give them an opportunity to provide input on issues of energy affordability, accessibility, and the availability of energy assistance programs.
MPSC Staff and representatives from other local and state agencies — including Consumers Energy, DTE Energy and TrueNorth Community Services — will be on hand. Utility customers can learn about available energy assistance programs, payment plans and more, connect with local organizations providing energy assistance, and sign up for financial assistance on-site.
The public also may learn about the MPSC’s role in utility access and affordability, share thoughts about what energy affordability means, and how the MPSC can best engage with communities in metro Detroit. A drawing for an energy efficiency kit will be extended to those who attend the listening sessions. Listening session participants are encouraged to save time and preregister at www.research.net/r/ListenNov17Melvindale.
The listening sessions are part of the Commission’s Energy Affordability and Accessibility Collaborative (EAAC). The EAAC was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Commission directing MPSC staff to convene the EAAC as a means to seek “broad and diverse input from residents, non-profits, utilities, and state agencies to address the affordability of energy, access to low-income energy assistance, customer protections and low-income energy waste reduction services.”