UP Energy Task Force

  • The UP Energy Task Force (UPETF) was created by Executive Order No. 2019-14. The charge to the Task Force according to section 2(a) of the Executive Order is to: 

    • Assess the UP’s overall energy needs and how they are currently being met. 
    • Formulate alternative solutions for meeting the UP’s energy needs, with a focus on security, reliability, affordability, and environmental soundness. This shall include, but is not limited to, alternative means to supply the energy sources currently used by UP residents, and alternatives to those energy sources.
    • Identify and evaluate potential changes that could occur to energy supply and distribution in the UP; the economic, environmental, and other impacts of such changes; and the alternatives for meeting the UP’s energy needs in response to such changes.

    The Task Force is directed to complete its final report in two stages. First, the Task Force is required to submit a propane plan to the Governor by March 31, 2020, focused on alternative means to supply propane to the UP consistent with section 2(a) of the Executive Order. Second, the Task Force is required to submit the remainder of its report, also consistent with section 2(a), by March 31, 2021.



    Date:  Friday, February 7, 2020
    Time:  10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Location:  Little Bear East Arena
                     North & South Conference Rooms
                     275 Marquette Street
                     St. Ignace, Michigan 49781


    Please send your comments regarding the work of the UP Energy Task Force to: EGLE-UPEnergy@Michigan.gov

    Comments submitted via the above email address will be shared with all UP Energy Task Force members. Comments submitted will become part of the public record and subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

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