Michigan Public Service Commission holds energy fair, public hearing at NMU set for Wednesday

MPSC Energy Fair
MPSC Energy Fair(Jerry Tudor WLUC TV6)
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 8:02 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) held an energy fair in Marquette Tuesday afternoon. People needing help paying their energy bills were able to find ways to get assistance through local, state and federal programs.

A number of utility providers were on hand providing information. The MPSC also held a listening session to get public input on energy affordability, accessibility, and the availability of energy assistance programs.

“We know that we have a lot of rising costs, just with inflation in general, we’re seeing that in the energy space as well, so we have a lot of agencies and organizations here to help provide information on where people can get energy assistance for those who are qualified,” said Reka Holley Voelker, MPSC communications section manager.

The Marquette event coincides with the MPSC’s public hearing Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on the agency’s draft updates to the Michigan Integrated Resource Planning Parameters (Case No. U-21219). These planning parameters apply to the long-term energy plans required of MPSC-regulated electric utilities. The public hearing will be held at Northern Michigan University’s Founders Room, in the Northern Center.