Low Income Workgroup

     The Michigan Public Service Commission, Energy Waste Reduction section (EWR), established the EWR Low Income Workgroup in April of 2018 with the support and participation of other State agencies, statewide utility providers, and diverse stakeholder groups.  The Low Income Workgroup is collaboratively working to identify and address low income specific energy issues, energy waste reduction measures, and create new initiatives that can reduce the cost of the energy burden on Michigan’s low income energy consumers and communities.  With the goal of connecting and combining the expertise, experience, and perspectives of the participating groups, the Workgroup is attempting to bridge gaps between program offerings, facilitate more complete delivery of energy efficiency programs, and seek opportunities to better serve low income single family residences and multifamily buildings.

     The current vision of the Workgroup is to address low income specific issues with the goal of enhancing EWR, health, safety, and comfort in low income housing, and make EWR initiatives available to this underserved sector to provide greater long term impact. The workgroup is scheduled to meet on the first Thursday of every month, unless stated otherwise. The next Workgroup meeting is on June 6th, 2019.

 

VISION

All Michigan residents live in efficient, affordable, safe, and healthy homes.

MISSION

To coordinate and optimize energy efficiency and clean energy offerings, to improve energy affordability and quality of life for Michigan’s low-income residents, and to improve program design, accessibility, and delivery.

We do this through:

Collaborating and coordinating to identify and address barriers and needs that negatively affect energy efficiency efforts.

  • Sharing best practices and other relevant information among utility providers, government agencies, and other stakeholders;
  • Ensuring that the needs of impacted communities are heard and addressed;
  • Development of tangible deliverables needed to achieve prioritized outcomes and overcome identified barriers;
  • Prioritizing and recommending action. 

 

MPSC Staff Contacts:

Brad Banks, MPSC
Karen Gould, MPSC

 

Low Income Workgroup Documents

Workgroup Participants 
Deliverables - May 2018

 

Recent Meeting Agendas and Presentations

2019
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January 2019 Agenda
About
Recordings: Pt.1 & Pt.2
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March 2019 Agenda  Presentations
April 2019 Agenda Presentations
June 2019 Agenda  
2018
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May 2018 Agenda
Deliverables
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June 2018 Agenda
Minutes
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July 2018 Agenda
Map 1
Map 2
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September 2018 Agenda Presentation 1
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October 2018 Agenda Presentation 1
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November 2018 Agenda Presentation 1
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December 2018 Agenda --