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MPSC sets public hearing for Dec. 12 on DTE Electric Co.’s proposed integrated resource plan


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MPSC sets public hearing for Dec. 12 on DTE Electric Co.’s proposed integrated resource plan


The Michigan Public Service Commission has set a virtual public hearing for Dec. 12 on DTE Electric Co.’s request for approval of its long-range plans for providing electric service to its 2.3 million customers in southeast Michigan and the Thumb.

The public hearing on DTE’s integrated resource plan, or IRP, will be held by videoconference on Microsoft Teams on Monday, Dec. 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The hearing will present information about the utility’s proposal from MPSC Staff and take comment from stakeholders and DTE electric’s customers.

IRPs lay out a utility’s long-range forecasts for ensuring reliable service over 20 years, with specific requirements for reporting 5-, 10- and 15-year projections. IRPs were established under Michigan’s 2016 energy laws and are required for each electric utility whose rates are regulated by the MPSC.

DTE Electric filed its request for approval of its IRP Nov. 3 in Case No. U-21193. Among other steps, the utility proposes phasing out the use of coal, moving up the retirements of its coal-fired Belle River Power Plant to 2026 from 2028 and its coal-fired Monroe Power Plant to 2028 and 2035, from 2040, and developing more than 15,000 megawatts (MW) of solar and wind energy generation, enough to power 4 million homes, along with 1,800 MW of energy storage. The company’s goals include reaching net zero emissions by 2050.

The hearing is open to the public, and any interested person may participate by using the Microsoft Teams Livestream hearing link or by calling 248-509-0316 and entering the conference ID, 550 810 363# when prompted. Anyone needing assistance to participate should contact the Commission’s Executive Secretary at 517-284-8090 in advance of the hearing.

Interested people also may submit written and electronic comments to the Commission by email to or by mail to Executive Secretary, Michigan Public Service Commission, 7109 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917. Comments should reference Case No. U-21193. All information submitted to the Commission in this matter becomes public information, posted on the Commission’s website.


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