Public Act 295 of 2008 was signed into law on October 6, 2008 by Governor Jennifer Granholm. The Act promotes the development of clean and renewable energy and energy optimization through the implementation of standards that will cost-effectively provide greater energy security and diversify the energy resources used to meet consumers' needs, encourage private investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency and improve air quality.

Michigan Public Service Commission Temporary Order U-15800 was approved on December 4, 2008, as required by MCL 460.1191. Case No. U-15800 outlined formats of renewable energy and optimization plans and guidelines for requests for proposals for gas and electric suppliers subject to filing plans.

This Order will be in effect for no more than one year. (After that time, the Commission will commence a rulemaking proceeding soliciting comments and suggestions regarding the content of administrative rules in Case No. U-15900.)