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 next meeting of the UP Energy Task Force is being scheduled to take place, tentatively, in September. Meeting details will be shared as soon as they are available.

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

    • Members of the public will also have an opportunity to add their name to the public comment roster during the meeting.


    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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