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Integrated Resource Plan Statewide Parameter Setting/Modeling

The new energy law requires rate-regulated electric utilities to submit integrated resource plans to the MPSC for review and approval.  To accomplish this, the MPSC is required to gather input from the public, and in collaboration with the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), set modeling parameters and assumptions for utilities to use in filing integrated resource plans.

2016 PA 341 Sec. 6t requires the Commission, within 120 days of the effective date of the act and every five years thereafter, to commence a proceeding that among other things, establishes modeling scenarios and assumptions each electric utility should include in addition to its own scenarios and assumptions in developing its integrated resource plan.  On July 31, 2017, the Commission initiated docket U-18418 to implement the provisions of Section 6t(1).  The Order directs the Staff to file a proposal in the docket no later than August 31, 2017.  The Order schedules three public hearings in September and provides that written comments may be submitted to docket U-18418 and will be accepted through October 20, 2017. 


Staff Leads

Cathy Cole

Bonnie Janssen

Mary Maupin



  • Established modeling scenarios and assumptions for each electric utility
  • Two orders issued
  • Stakeholder engagement
    9 subcommittee workgroups
    13 meeting dates held
    2 formal stakeholder meetings with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
    20 conference calls
    3 public comment forums across the state of Michigan


Task Reports

Michigan Integrated Resource Planning Parameters

Michigan Demand Response Market Assessment

Michigan Demand Response Potential Study

Draft IRP Parameters (Strawman Proposal) - See docket U-18418 to provide comments

Staff Strawman Proposal (Draft) | Michigan IRP Modeling Input Assumptions and Sources

July 25 Memo to IRP Stakeholders - Preliminary Draft Strawman Comments

Integrated Resource Plan Timeline 

Section 6t Implementation Workgroup Contacts
(To sign up for a workgroup, please email the workgroup lead.)


Task Events

September 19, 2017

Public Hearing Presentation

September 13, 2017

Public Hearing Presentation

September 6, 2017

Public Hearing Presentation

August 8, 2017

Agenda | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Slides : Session 1 - IRP Review | Session 1 Video | Session 2 - Time-Varying Value of Energy Efficiency | Session 2 Video | Session 3 - Uncertainty and Risk | Session 3 Video | Session 4 - Stakeholder Engagement | Session 4 video 

July 17, 2017


June 12, 2017

IRP Stakeholder Meeting Agenda | Presentation | Demand Response Workgroup Meeting Agenda | PA 341-342 DR Provisions

May 24, 2017

Agenda | Presentation

May 15, 2017

Agenda | IRP Scenario Definition

May 8, 2017

Agenda | Meeting Notes and Recommendations

May 1, 2017

Environmental Policy Workgroup Meeting Agenda | IRP Stakeholder Meeting Agenda | U.P. Workgroup Meeting Agenda | Meeting Notes | May 1 Stakeholder Update | May 1 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Slides | LBNL Video 1 - IRP Overview | LBNL Video 2 - Energy Waste Reduction in IRP | LBNL Video 3 - Demand Response in IRP | LBNL Video 4 - Uncertainty in IRP | 

April 28, 2017


April 18, 2017

Agenda | Presentation

April 17, 2017

Agenda | Presentation 

March 30, 2017 

Agenda | Morning Presentation | Afternoon Presentation

March 17, 2017

Agenda | Presentation

March 10, 2017

IRP Stakeholder Meeting Presentations


Task - Related Documents

Lawrence Berkeley Lab

LBL Electricity Markets and Policy Group

LBL Energy Technologies Area (ETA)

IRP Requirements for MISO States