LANSING, MI – Consumers Energy customers will be able to make their voices heard during at least two public hearings on the utility’s proposed 15-year power plan. To date, the Michigan Public Service Commission has scheduled a hearing in Saginaw and a virtual hearing.
More than 55 organizations, businesses, elected officials and engaged citizens had requested the Commission hold public hearings with at least one hearing being held in an environmental justice hotspot and another hearing scheduled outside of traditional working hours. A full copy of the letter can be found on the coalition’s website.
The Commission has scheduled public hearings on Consumers Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for the fall.
“Because the outcome of this Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) will substantially impact Michigan families, public health, our economy and climate, and communities disproportionately facing environmental injustices, it’s critical customers participate in the utility’s 15-year power plan,” said Mike Berkowitz, MI Beyond Coal Campaign Representative for Sierra Club. “Holding public hearings provides an opportunity for meaningful engagement with impacted community members, including those who otherwise lack the expertise, resources and capacity needed to participate in utility planning.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Sept. 3, 2021
Contacts: Stephanie Cepak, Byrum & Fisk, email@example.com, (517) 862-2036
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