Notice: All MPSC workgroup meetings will be conducted via teleconference only until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
On February 18, the Michigan Public Service Commission issued the 3rd order in the pandemic response docket U-20757. The Commission directed Staff to convene the Energy Affordability and Accessibility Collaborative in coordination with the Energy Waste Reduction and Low-Income Workgroup to address the Commission Staff's recommendations in the U-20757 Collaboration and Communication Process report on the Commission's ongoing COVID-19 response; affordable payment plans; affordable energy bills; data collection, transparency and analysis; review of rule-based protections; and communication and engagement. Staff is also directed to file an interim report to U-20757 on the progress made and any recommendations no later than December 17, 2021.
This kick-off meeting will focus on building a collaborative process with the MPSC Energy Waste Reduction and Low-Income Workgroup, establishing working values and principles for the collaborative, and brainstorming issues based on the Commission directive to tackle for 2021. Roger Colton will also present "Different Approaches to Defining Energy Affordability" to lay a foundation for future discussions on affordability.