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New Technologies and Business Models

MI Power Grid Integrating Emerging Technologies Stamp

Notice: MI Power Grid meetings and all other MPSC workgroup meetings will be conducted via teleconference only until further notice. Please find remote access information for upcoming meetings on our calendar of events.

A number of new technologies and business models are quickly becoming commercialized, expanding options and providing new opportunities to control costs while also posing unique challenges. Fast-growing commercially available technologies include electric vehicles and battery (and other) storage at both distribution and utility scale, while other technologies are still in development but may soon be commercially viable at competitive prices.

Actions to Date

On January 12, 2022, the Revised Final Staff report was filed in Case No. U-20898 .  Revision includes corrections to Appendices N-5 and N-14.

On December 1, 2021, the Final Staff report was filed in Case No. U-20898 .

On July 27, 2021, the Commission order in Case No. U-20898 extended the deadline for the Staff report to December 1, 2021.

On October 29, 2020, the Commission order in Case No. U-20898 established the New Technologies and Business Models workgroup.
The order details initial topics as well as questions of interest it envisions the workgroup will explore.  See here for tasks and draft timeline.


Electric Vehicles


  • Michigan Agency for Energy "Plugging Into Storage" symposium and Report to the Legislature

Next Steps

 Staff will stay current on Michigan utility efforts regarding new technologies and business models.

Staff Report Timeline

Stakeholder Comments

Stakeholder Sessions

January 27, 2021: Kickoff (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

February 10, 2021: Electric Vehicles (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

February 24, 2021: Space & Water Heating using Heat Pumps (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

March 10, 2021: Behind the Meter & Community Solar (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

March 24, 2021: Storage (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

April 7, 2021: Combined Heat and Power (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

April 21, 2021: Microgrids (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

May 19, 2021: Alternative Business and Ownership Models (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

June 16, 2021: Summary, Discussion, Closing (Teleconference Only)

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

Staff Lead

Joy Wang

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