Governor Snyder Signs into Law Bills to Increase Energy Affordability

In mid-June, Governor Snyder signed into law two bills —HB 5476 and HB 5612—to ensure Michigan’s energy rates “accurately reflect the cost of service for all customers” as part of his ongoing efforts to reshape our state’s energy policies. The governor said these bills honor “the cost of service principle that no user should subsidize other users” while encouraging more job investments in Michigan.

The legislation, now known as Public Acts 169 and 170 of 2014, was introduced to address rising rates in our state and ensure Michigan electricity remains accessible, reliable, and fairly priced for all Michiganders. It initiates the following key steps:

AMP supports these measures to ensure all Michigan power users—from residents to businesses to entire industries—are paying fair, accurate prices for the energy they use.