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MPSC issues request for proposals for study on future of nuclear power generation in Michigan

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The Michigan Public Service Commission today announced it issued a request for proposals from qualified firms to conduct a feasibility study on nuclear power generation in Michigan.

Public Act 166 of 2022 requires the MPSC to hire an outside consulting firm to conduct a study on nuclear power generation in Michigan. The parameters of the study include consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy generation in Michigan and the economic and environmental impact.

The study also must contain evaluations, conclusions and recommendations on:

  • Design characteristics.
  • Environmental and ecological impacts.
  • Land and siting criteria.
  • Safety criteria.
  • Engineering and cost-related criteria.
  • Small cell nuclear reactor capability.

In addition, the study must provide a socioeconomic assessment and impact analysis on workforce education, training, and development; local and state tax base; supply chains, and permanent and temporary job creation. Additional requirements of the study are in Public Act 218 of 2022.

The grant period is to begin March 3, 2023, and conclude on March 3, 2024, to meet the Legislative requirement of delivering a written report on the study to the Governor and Legislature within 18 months of the enactment of PA 218 on Oct. 14, 2022.

Those interested in applying for this grant can visit the MPSC Resource Planning webpage. Inquiries are due Jan. 13 and responses Jan. 19. Proposals are due Feb. 3.

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