Notice: MI Power Grid meetings and all other MPSC workgroup meetings will be conducted via teleconference only until further notice. Please find remote access information for upcoming meetings on our calendar of events.
On February 18, 2021, 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.
The Energy Affordability and Accessibility Collaborative seeks broad and diverse input from residents, non-profits, utilities, and state agencies to address the affordability of energy, access to low-income energy assistance, customer protections and low-income energy waste reduction services. Key areas of focus are defining affordability and how this intersects with the rate-making process; strategies for streamlining the energy assistance process; and recommendations on tying energy waste reduction to energy assistance. Building on analysis and recommendations for these and other topics, the Collaborative will proceed to the development of a long-term data strategy and review of rule-based protections. The prioritization of the Collaborative's work will be determined by a consensus of participants.
The Collaborative is scheduled to meet on the third Wednesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The EAAC will meet the third Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The October and November Meeting will be 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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