Energy executives share thoughts on UP energy plans

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Leaders had a chance to share their perspectives during a panel discussion at Thursday’s Energy Summit. CEOs and directors of groups like the Michigan Electric and Gas Association and the Michigan Municipal Electric Association spoke about generating power and the future of energy in the Upper Peninsula.

“I think the one thing that's a huge step in the right direction is we're now beginning to see plans and actual generation being constructed in the Upper Peninsula,” Craig Borr, CEO of the Michigan Electric Cooperative Association, said. “I think that's good.”

“I think resource adequacy going forward, we're going to have a much better handle on that and when you look at other issues, like demand side response and just getting customers to be able to maybe shed some load here and there at peak times, is very good and energy efficiency,” Jim Weeks, Executive Director of the MMEA, said. “We're continuing on with energy efficiency.”

The Energy Summit continued throughout Thursday. It’s an annual event.

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