Energy Programs and Technology Pilots

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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.

Utility companies use pilot projects to test new or experimental ideas. This helps utilities, stakeholders, and the MPSC learn what may work on a larger scale, as well as where to improve. Past pilot projects have involved energy waste reduction, electric vehicles, advanced metering infrastructure, and rates that vary based on when electricity is used. Having a standard process to evaluate pilot projects can help the MPSC and stakeholders decide whether expanding these programs is beneficial to customers.


Actions to Date

On February 4, 2021, Commission order for Case No. U-20645 adopted the definition of "pilot" and implemented objective criteria for pilot program review.

On October 29, 2020, Commission order for Case No. U-20645 provided direction regarding Staff's recommendations from the final Staff report.  The order directs Staff to develop an online Michigan Pilot Directory and requests for comment on Staff's recommended definition and objective criteria for pilot program review.

On May 19, 2020, Commission order for Case No. U-20645 extended the deadlines for the workgroup.

On October 17, 2019, Commission order for Case No. U-20645 established the Energy Programs and Technology Pilots workgroup.


Next Steps

Michigan Pilot Directory          Expected Fall 2021

Staff will continue to communicate with utilities and other stakeholders regarding pilot related issues, including deadline reminders and updates.

Staff Report Timeline

 


 

Stakeholder Sessions

June 25, 2020 (TELECONFERENCE ONLY)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

June 11, 2020 (TELECONFERENCE ONLY)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

May 28, 2020 (TELECONFERENCE ONLY)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

May 14, 2020 (TELECONFERENCE ONLY)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

April 30, 2020 (TELECONFERENCE ONLY)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

April 16, 2020 (TELECONFERENCE ONLY)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

March 19, 2020

This meeting has been postponed

February 27, 2020

Agenda | Presentations | Recording


Staff Lead

Joy Wang


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