|Laura Chappelle, Chairman || Dorothy Wideman|
|David A. Svanda || Mary Jo Kunkle|
|Robert B. Nelson|| 517.241.6160|
LANSING, April 17. The Michigan Public Service Commission is seeking
written comments on the MPSC Staff's proposal to implement the Michigan
Renewables Energy Program. In particular, the Commission is requesting
comments on how the proposal may be designed and implemented through the
use of existing or new funding mechanisms and through coordination with
educational programs. Additionally, the Commission encourages comments
to address how the performance of the Michigan Renewables Energy Program
should be measured. Renewable energy resources are sources of electricity
generation from solar, wind, biomass and small hydroelectric facilities, and
also technologies that can offset the production of electricity from fossil
fuels. The proposal may be reviewed on the MPSC Web site or to request a
copy by contacting the MPSC at 1.800.292.9555.
PDF | HTML - U-12915 - Commission's Own Motion (renewables energy program) - 4/17/2001
Written comments on the proposal are due May 17, 2001 and reply comments
should be filed by May 31, 2001. Comments should be sent to:
Michigan Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 30221
Lansing, Michigan 48909
The Customer Choice and Electric Reliability Act of 2000 directed the MPSC
to establish the Michigan renewables energy program. Under provisions of the Act,
the Commission is required to design a program to inform Michigan customers of
the availability and value of using renewable energy generation and the potential
for reduced pollution. Additionally, the program should also be designed to
promote the use of existing renewable energy sources and encourage the development
of new facilities.
"The Commission believe that the benefits of renewable energy detailed in the
Staff's proposal can be realized with a properly designed and implemented program,"
said MPSC Chairman Laura Chappelle. "We encourage interested parties to share their
ideas and expertise on how to design and implement a program that will best suit
the needs of Michigan residents and businesses."
The MPSC is an agency within the Department of Consumer and Industry Services.
Case No. U-12915
April 17, 2001
(MPSC solicits comments on Michigan Renewables Energy Program)
- PDF - U-12915 Exhibit A: Renewables Energy Program Proposal - 4/17/2001