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 February 24 meeting of the UP Energy Task Force has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting of the task force is March 3, 2021, from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Details and an agenda for the March 3 meeting are forthcoming.

  • In compliance with current state measures designed to suppress the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and in accordance with the Open Meetings Act changes – Public Act 254 of 2020, effective Dec. 23, 2020, UP Energy Task Force meetings through March 2021 are scheduled as virtual meetings held via Microsoft Teams. You do not need to be a member of an organization or have a Teams account to join a Teams meeting. The meeting is available to the public for participation via online/phone.

    If you would like to share a public comment during the UP Energy Task Force meeting in February, please send an email to EGLE-UPEnergy@Michigan.gov with your name and the subject line “Request for Public Comment - February Meeting” and the chairperson will call on you during the public comment period of the meeting. You may also request time for comment during the meeting.

    Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation at a meeting should contact Kimber Frantz at 517-284-5035 in advance of a meeting to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, and/or other assistance.

    The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, color, marital status, disability, political beliefs, height, weight, genetic information, or sexual orientation in the administration of any of its programs or activities, and prohibits intimidation and retaliation, as required by applicable laws and regulations.

    The Upper Peninsula Energy Task Force Committee Recommendations: Part I – Propane Supply were submitted to Governor Whitmer on April 17, 2020.


    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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