Integrated Resource Plan Statewide Parameter Setting/Modeling

The new energy law requires rate-regulated electric utilities to submit integrated resource plans to the MPSC for review and approval.  To accomplish this, the MPSC is required to gather input from the public, and in collaboration with the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), set modeling parameters and assumptions for utilities to use in filing integrated resource plans.

2016 PA 341 Sec. 6t requires the Commission, within 120 days of the effective date of the act and every five years thereafter, to commence a proceeding that among other things, establishes modeling scenarios and assumptions each electric utility should include in addition to its own scenarios and assumptions in developing its integrated resource plan.  On July 31, 2017, the Commission initiated docket U-18418 to implement the provisions of Section 6t(1).  The Order directs the Staff to file a proposal in the docket no later than August 31, 2017.  The Order schedules three public hearings in September and provides that written comments may be submitted to docket U-18418 and will be accepted through October 20, 2017. 


  • Established modeling scenarios and assumptions for each electric utility
  • Two orders issued
  • Stakeholder engagement

       9 subcommittee workgroups
       13 meeting dates held
       2 formal stakeholder meetings with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
       20 conference calls
       3 public comment forums across the state of Michigan

Task Reports

Michigan Integrated Resource Planning Parameters

Michigan Demand Response Market Assessment
Michigan Demand Response Potential Study

Draft IRP Parameters (Strawman Proposal) - See docket U-18418 to provide comments

Staff Strawman Proposal (Draft) | Michigan IRP Modeling Input Assumptions and Sources

July 25 Memo to IRP Stakeholders - Preliminary Draft Strawman Comments

Integrated Resource Plan Timeline 

Section 6t Implementation Workgroup Contacts
(To sign up for a workgroup, please email the workgroup lead.)

Task Events

September 19, 2017

September 13, 2017

September 6, 2017

Public Hearing - Northern Michigan University, Marquette

Public Hearing - L.V. Eberhard Center, Grand Rapids

Public Hearing - Schoolcraft College, Livonia 
Public Hearing Presentation

August 8, 2017

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Slides
       Session 1 - IRP Review
          Session 1 Video
       Session 2 - Time-Varying Value of Energy Efficiency
          Session 2 Video
       Session 3 - Uncertainty and Risk
          Session 3 Video
       Session 4 - Stakeholder Engagement
          Session 4 video 

July 17, 2017 Agenda
June 12, 2017

IRP Stakeholder Meeting Agenda | Presentation
Demand Response Workgroup Meeting Agenda
              PA 341-342 DR Provisions

May 24, 2017 Agenda | Presentation
May 15, 2017 Agenda | IRP Scenario Definition
May 8, 2017

Agenda | Meeting Notes and Recommendations

May 1, 2017

Environmental Policy Workgroup Meeting Agenda
IRP Stakeholder Meeting Agenda
U.P. Workgroup Meeting Agenda | Meeting Notes
May 1 Stakeholder Update
May 1 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Slides
              LBNL Video 1 - IRP Overview
              LBNL Video 2 - Energy Waste Reduction in IRP
              LBNL Video 3 - Demand Response in IRP
              LBNL Video 4 - Uncertainty in IRP

April 28, 2017 Agenda
April 18, 2017 Agenda | Presentation
April 17, 2017 Agenda | Presentation 
March 30, 2017  Agenda | Morning Presentation | Afternoon Presentation
March 17, 2017 Agenda | Presentation
March 10, 2017 IRP Stakeholder Meeting Presentations

Task - Related Documents

MTEP16 Futures (Pages 90-123 in MTEP16 Full Report) 

MTEP17 Future Proposed Results 

Lawrence Berkeley Lab

LBL Electricity Markets and Policy Group

LBL Energy Technologies Area (ETA)

IRP Requirements for MISO States