April 17, 2024

Michigan Public Service Commission (MI PSC)

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MISO Members Doubt Severity of Long-term RA Alarm Bells
Multiple MISO members appeared skeptical at their quarterly meetings that the RTO is destined to face capacity shortfalls before the turn of the decade.
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Utilities Facing Increased Scrutiny over Political Activities

Bribery scandals and concerns over reliability and the pace of decarbonization have caused increasing scrutiny of utilities’ political activities.

Citizens for Local Choice
Sides Forming in Fight Over Michigan Renewable Siting Law
Opponents of a law giving Michigan regulators siting authority for energy projects need almost 400,000 signatures to challenge the law in the fall election.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
100% Clean Energy, Renewable Siting Bills Heading to Michigan Governor

Bills setting a 100% clean energy standard and giving state regulators siting authority over wind and solar projects are headed to Michigan’s governor.

McCarthy Building Companies
Michigan Energy Siting Bills Set off Opponents and Backers
Legislation that would give Michigan regulators siting authority for major renewable projects drew praise from supporters and outrage from opponents.
Consumers Energy
Michigan PSC Warns Utilities of Possible Fines for Outages
Fed up with repeated outages, the Michigan PSC outlined penalties it is considering imposing on utilities in the future.  
Whitmer Calls for State Oversight on Renewable Project Siting
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed that state regulators approve sites for solar and wind energy, a move that would take authority from local governments.  
DTE, Activists Announce Agreement to Exit Coal by 2032
DTE Energy reached an agreement with Michigan officials and environmental groups to add more renewable power and phase out coal use by 2032.
White Pine Renewables
Michigan Township Plans Floating Solar Farm
A Grand Rapids suburb could host the first water-based solar farm in Michigan, but it’s not likely to signal a trend.
Michigan House Democrats
Michigan Utility Task Force To Start Hearings June 9 on Outages
A Michigan House task force to investigate winter power outages will hold its first hearing June 9, with further sessions expected through the summer.

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