New Technologies and Business Models

MI Power Grid Integrating Emerging Technologies Stamp

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.


A number of new technologies and business models are quickly becoming commercialized, expanding options and providing new opportunities to control costs while also posing unique challenges. Fast-growing commercially available technologies include electric vehicles and battery (and other) storage at both distribution and utility scale, while other technologies are still in development but may soon be commercially viable at competitive prices.


Actions to Date

On October 29, 2020, the Commission order in Case No. U-20898 established the New Technologies and Business Models workgroup.

The order details initial topics as well as questions of interest it envisions the workgroup will explore.  See here for tasks and draft timeline.

Electric Vehicles

  • Technical collaborative at MPSC (U-18368)
  • Decisions for Consumers Energy (U-20134), DTE Electric (U-20162), and Indiana Michigan Power (U-20282)

Storage

  • Michigan Agency for Energy "Plugging Into Storage" symposium and Report to the Legislature

Next Steps

  • June 2021:                      Draft technology specific barriers and solutions tables
  • August 2021:                 Draft Staff report
  • December 1, 2021:       Final Staff report

Staff Report Timeline

  • June 2021:                    Draft technology specific barriers and solution tables
                                                 Electric Vehicles
                                                 Heat Pumps
                                                 Behind the Meter and Community Solar
                                                 Storage
                                                 Combined Heat and Power
                                                 Microgrids                                
  • August 2021:                Draft Staff report distributed to stakeholders
  • December 1, 2021:      Status report filed to docket

Stakeholder Comments


Stakeholder Sessions

January 27, 2021: Kickoff (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

February 10, 2021: Electric Vehicles (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

February 24, 2021: Space & Water Heating using Heat Pumps (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

March 10, 2021: Behind the Meter & Community Solar (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

March 24, 2021: Storage (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

April 7, 2021: Combined Heat and Power (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

April 21, 2021: Microgrids (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

May 19, 2021: Alternative Business and Ownership Models (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

June 16, 2021: Summary, Discussion, Closing (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording


Staff Lead

Joy Wang


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