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Michigan Planning Consortium (U-15590)

  • Ensuring adequate sharing of information throughout the planning process on a local and detailed level.
  • Evaluating energy infrastructure alternatives, including proposed transmission projects.
  • Examining the cost effects of various alternatives on Michigan customers.
  • Recommending the most effective ways for Michigan stakeholders to participate in regional planning processes, and related state and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings, including MPSC Act 30 certification proceedings.

In July 2008, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued an order in Case No. U-15590 which established the Michigan Planning Consortium (MPC) to improve the planning process for electricity infrastructure projects and identify possible ways to reduce costs to ratepayers. The initial goals of the MPC include the following:

The Commission directed the MPSC staff to work with involved stakeholders, including, but not limited to, representatives from regional transmission organizations, transmission owners, generators, distribution companies, independent power producers, and alternative energy suppliers.

MPSC Staff Contacts:

Cathy Cole, MPSC

Consortium Info

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Background Info

MISO Planning
PJM Planning
ATC Planning
MI Utilities
FERC Order 890
1995, PA 30

Michigan Planning Consortium Documents

Staff Report to the MPSC, July 31, 2009

Staff proposal for MPC, Revised Sept, 2008 Redlined Version, Clean Version

Comments received August, 2008

Docket for U-15590

July 1, 2008 Press Release

Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Presentations