MPSC announces public forum in Benton Harbor on Indiana Michigan Power's proposed integrated resource plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   September 5, 2019

Media Contact: Matt Helms 517-284-8300
Customer Assistance: 800-292-9555

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Public Service Commission has scheduled an October community forum in Benton Harbor for customers of Indiana Michigan Power Co. to comment on the utility’s long-term plans for meeting residential and business customer needs, the agency announced today.

MPSC Chairman Sally Talberg said the Commission, which regulates energy and telecommunications in Michigan, believes it’s important to hear directly from residents of southwest Michigan who rely on I&M so they can offer their views on the utility’s proposal (Case No. U-20591). The hearing will give I&M customers, who number about 129,000 in Michigan, a chance to speak with commissioners and MPSC staff.

Commissioners Daniel Scripps and Tremaine Phillips also will attend the hearing on Oct. 7 at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor. MPSC staff will offer a presentation on the integrated resource planning process and highlights of I&M’s proposal, which was filed in August and is pending before the Commission.

Utility-developed integrated resource plans, which are required under the state’s energy laws, map out how companies will meet the future electric needs of their customers.

Event details:

  • What: Community information session.
  • When: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 7, 2019.
  • Where: Blue Lecture Hall (D105), Lake Michigan College, 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI 49022.
  • Who: Michigan Public Service Commission members and Commission staff.

Formal comments by attendees will become part of the public record, and a transcript of the meeting will be filed in the case docket. Comments also can be mailed to Executive Secretary, Michigan Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 30221, Lansing, MI 48909, or emailed to Please include the case number (U-20591) in correspondence. 

People who have mobility, visual, hearing, or other disabilities should contact the MPSC’s Executive Secretary at 517-284-8090 in advance of the forum to request assistance.


For information about the MPSC, visit, sign up for one of its listservs, or follow the Commission on Twitter. To watch a livestream of the MPSC’s meetings, click here.

# # #