July 18, 2019
The Upper Peninsula (U.P.) Energy Task Force, created by Executive Order 2019-14, held its first meeting in Marquette on July 9. Housed within the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), the task force serves as an advisory body to the Governor on potential solutions to secure the reliability of energy supply for residents in the U.P.
Specifically, the task force is charged with assessing the U.P.'s energy needs, formulating alternative solutions for meeting the U.P.'s energy needs and identifying and evaluating potential challenges to energy supply and distribution.
At its inaugural meeting, the task force focused on setting the groundwork for the task at hand.
Presentations by Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) Chairman Sally A. Talberg and MPSC Commissioner Dan Scripps provided task force members with background on the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board and the State Energy Assessment, recently submitted to the Governor.
The video recording of the meeting is available for viewing.