Among other things, the MPSC sets the rates Michigan consumers pay for electricity and other public services.
The MSPC maintains open communication with stakeholders, policymakers, local energy providers, consumers, and the public to support their core objectives:
The MPSC also makes important regulatory decisions regarding renewable energy policy in our state, including how to integrate renewable resources into Michigan’s electric system in ways that support reliability, affordability, and fairness.
Along with the Michigan Legislature, the MPSC helps establish a positive energy agenda to power a stronger, more stable, and increasingly clean energy future.
We recently discussed some of the ways local energy providers work to support local communities by participating in an array of community-focused projects and initiatives. Today, we want to take some time to recognize some other ways local providers are giving back to help support everything from good old summertime fun to wildlife restoration and environmental education to economic and neighborhood development in communities across the state.
Summer is heating up—and with the higher temperatures come increased energy use and greater demand. All of these factors can have a significant impact on the rates we pay for electricity. That’s why now is a good time to take a look back at some of our previous discussions on rates and infrastructure investments.
Building a brighter, cleaner energy future for all Michiganders isn’t just an investment in upgrading our state’s energy sector or electric infrastructure. It’s an investment in jobs, in local businesses, and in our communities.