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UP Energy Task Force

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

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 change.

Pursuant to Executive Order 2019-14, 90 days after the submittal of the final report, the UP Energy Task Force will be dissolved.

Final reports

Following are the Upper Peninsula Energy Task Force Committee recommendations in two parts.

Part 1 - Propane supply

Focuses on short-term steps the state could take in reaction to a disruption of propane supply to Michigan customers.

Submitted on April 17, 2020.

Part 2: Energy

Evaluation of the U.P.'s energy needs to ensure the needs are met in a reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound manner.

Submitted on March 31, 2021.

Meeting materials


Kimber Frantz, or 517-284-5035