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Low Carbon Energy Infrastructure Enhancement and Development Grant

Public Acts 53 and 166 of 2022 require the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to develop a low carbon energy infrastructure enhancement and development grant program for businesses, nonprofit organizations, and local units of government for the purposes of planning, developing, designing, acquiring, or constructing low carbon energy facilities, which may include, but are not limited to, natural gas facilities, combined heat and power facilities, renewable natural gas facilities, and electrification programs.

Case No. U-21293 was opened in August 2022 for the purpose of seeking input from stakeholders on the draft request for proposals (RFP) for the Low Carbon Energy Infrastructure Enhancement and Development (EIED) Grant program. Stakeholder comments were evaluated and considered in the finalization of the RFP. 

The MPSC released an RFP for the Low Carbon EIED Grants on September 30, 2022. Two question and response opportunities followed. In addition, per Public Acts 53 and 166, the MPSC allowed for a review of all applications for this grant by local units of government, environmental groups, and business interests directly affected by the proposals. The mandated review and comment period was 45 days in length, followed by a 15-day period in which the applicant had the ability to modify their proposal if desired, based on the comments received. To meet this requirement, the MPSC provided an opportunity to view the proposals through this webpage. Comments were submitted through each proposal’s individual page and were available for viewing by the public.

After an extensive review process by the MPSC, 15 projects were selected to receive a grant award. The grant recipients are shown below, along with a linked Notice of Intent to Award document which outlines the scoring of the grants.

Infrastructure Grant Award Recipients Planning Grant Award Recipients

City of Lansing

5 Lakes Energy

City of Traverse City

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Consumers Energy Swisslane Farm Project

Midland Cogeneration Venture

Consumers Energy TDI Farm Project

Public Sector Consultants

DTE Gas Mesick-Buckley Project

Shelby Charter Township

Genesee County Drain Commission


Hope Network

Kent County Bioenergy Facility

Lansing Board of Water and Light


Low Carbon EIED Grant Notice of Intent to Award

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