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U.P. Energy Task Force to meet online Tuesday


Dec. 11, 2020

The U.P. Energy Task Force is to meet online Tuesday, Dec. 15, to discuss potential recommendations on overall U.P. energy issues and alternatives for its report that is to be submitted to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The Task Force is to meet beginning at 10 a.m. Its report is due by March 31, 2021. In April, the Task Force sent to the Governor its recommendations on propane availability in the U.P.

Those interested in joining Tuesday’s meeting can click on the Microsoft Teams link on the U.P. Energy Task Force webpage. Those who do not have Internet access can use a phone to participate in the meeting by dialing 248-509-0316 and entering the conference ID 926 277 560#. People who need special assistance to participate can contact Kimber Frantz at 517-284-5035 or in advance of the meeting.

Time has also been allotted Tuesday for public comment on any energy topic related to the Upper Peninsula. Those who wish to speak are asked to send an email to with “Request for Public Comment During December Meeting” and your name in the subject line. Members of the public who attend the meeting but who did not submit their names ahead of time will still be allowed to make a comment. Each speaker will have a three-minute time limit.

Comments regarding the work of the UP Energy Task Force can also be submitted at any time outside of Task Force meetings to

Tuesday’s meeting is being held in accordance with Gov. Whitmer’s and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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