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.  

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  • 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: Executive Secretary 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)