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 and the next meeting is scheduled for December 5th, 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

Participation Info

Join the Workgroup
Comments & Questions

Low Income Workgroup Documents

Stakeholder Contact Information

Workgroup Participants 
Deliverables - May 2018

Michigan Energy Efficency Plan Primer -  NRDC

Extending the Benefits of Nonresidential EE to Low-Income Communities - ACEEE

Lansing Field Trip: Michigan Public Service Commission - The Handbuilt City

 

Meeting Agendas and Presentations

December 5, 2019

Agenda | Presentations 

October 3, 2019

Agenda | Presentation 1 | Presentation 2 

August 1, 2019

Agenda | Presentations

June 6, 2019

Agenda | Presentations

April 4, 2019

Agenda | Presentations

March 7, 2019

Agenda | Presentations

January 24, 2019

Agenda | About | Recording Part 1 | Recording Part 2 | Presentation 1 | Presentation 2 | Presentation 3 | Presentation 4 | Presentation 5 | Presentation 6

December 10, 2018

Agenda

November 1, 2018

Agenda | Presentation 1 | Presentation 2 | Presentation 3 | Presentation 4 | Presentation 5

October 4, 2018

Agenda | Presentation 1 | Presentation 2 | Presentation 3 | Presentation 4 | Presentation 5

September 11, 2018

Agenda | Presentation 1 | Presentation 2 | Presentation 3

July 26, 2018

Agenda | Map 1 | Map 2 | Presentation 1 | Presentation 2 | Presentation 3 | Presentation 4

June 14, 2018

Agenda | Minutes | Presentation 1 | Presentation 2 | Presentation 3 | Presentation 4 | Presentation 5

May 18, 2018

Agenda | Deliverables | Minutes

April 6, 2018

Agenda