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UPDATE: UP Energy Task Force to meet online March 3

The panel is still working on its report for identifying possible alternatives to meeting the Upper Peninsula’s energy needs.
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) logo on WLUC created image.
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Published: Feb. 18, 2021 at 11:42 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2021 at 11:23 AM EST
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MICHIGAN (WLUC) - UPDATE: The next meeting of the U.P. Energy Task Force will now happen on March 3, as the panel works on its report identifying possible alternatives to meeting the Upper Peninsula’s energy needs.

Meeting information will be posted to the U.P. Energy Task Force webpage.

By March 31, the Task Force must submit its final report to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. In April 2020, the Task Force approved recommendations on propane availability in the U.P.

The meeting scheduled for Feb. 24 has been canceled.

ORIGINAL STORY: The next meeting of the U.P. Energy Task Force is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24, as the panel works on its report identifying possible alternatives to meeting the Upper Peninsula’s energy needs.

The online public meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. eastern and those interested in joining can click on the Microsoft Teams link on the U.P. Energy Task Force webpage. Those who do not have Internet access can participate by phone: Dial 248-509-0316 and enter the conference ID 897 740 07#. People who need special assistance should contact Kimber Frantz at 517-284-5035 or FrantzK@Michigan.gov before the meeting starts.

Time has been scheduled for public comment. Those who wish to speak are asked to send an email to EGLE-UPEnergy@Michigan.gov with “Request for Public Comment During February Meeting” and your name in the subject line. Members of the public who did not submit their names ahead of time will still be allowed to make a comment. Each speaker will have a three-minute time limit.

The Task Force has scheduled two more meetings before its March 31 deadline to submit its final report to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A meeting schedule and other materials related to the Task Force’s work can be found at the U.P. Energy Task Force webpage. Comments on topics related to the Task Force’s work can be submitted at any time to EGLE-UPEnergy@Michigan.gov.

Wednesday’s meeting is being held in accordance with state recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The Task Force previously approved recommendations on propane availability in the U.P.

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