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MPSC posts applications for $50M in low-carbon energy grants

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The Michigan Public Service Commission today posted the responses to its request for proposals (RFP) for Low-Carbon Energy Infrastructure Enhancement and Development Grants.

Public Act 53 and Public Act 166 of 2022, approved by the Michigan Legislature and signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, provide for a combined $50 million in grants for businesses, nonprofit organizations and local governments to develop, acquire or build low-carbon energy facilities that may include natural gas, combined heat and power or renewable natural gas facilities as well as electrification programs.

The RFP was issued in September 2022, with two question and answer periods in late 2022. Proposals were due by Jan. 6, 2023.

Per the requirements of Public Acts 53 and 166 of 2022, the MPSC must allow local units of government, environmental groups, and business interests directly affected by the proposal 45 days to review the application and provide comments. Therefore, the MPSC has posted a link to the Low Carbon EIED Grant proposals on the Low Carbon EIED Grants webpage. Comments will be submitted through each proposal’s page and be available for viewing by the public.

After the 45-day review period, applicants will have a 15-day window to modify their proposal and resubmit if desired. Modified proposals should be submitted to and the email should explain that the proposal has been modified. Modified proposals also will be posted to the grant webpage.

Sign up for future notifications and updates through the listserv at the bottom of the Low Carbon EIED Grants webpage.

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