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UP Energy Task Force Meeting - October

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Tuesday, October 01, 2019
10:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. EDT


Lake Superior State University - Walker Cisler Student & Conference Center, Lake Superior Ballroom
650 W Easterday Ave
Walker Cisler Student & Conference Center, Lake Superior Ballroom
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
United States


Brandy Brown - EGLE Climate and Energy Advisor


The U.P. Energy Task Force (UPETF) was created to examine how the UP’s energy needs can be best met, with a focus on affordability, reliability, security, and environmental soundness. The UPETF acts in an advisory capacity to the Governor and has been directed to:

  1. Assess the UP’s overall energy needs and how they are currently being met;
  2. Formulate alternative solutions for meeting the UP’s energy needs;
  3. Identify and evaluate potential changes that could occur to energy supply and distribution in the UP; the economic, environmental, and other impacts of such changes; and the alternatives for meeting the UP’s energy needs in response to such changes;
  4. Provide other information or advice or take other actions as directed by the governor.

This meeting will include presentations and information on customer assistance programs for households that have trouble with their energy costs.

With extreme weather events even more likely in the future due to climate change, it is time to act to protect U.P. residents from high costs and the risks that result from energy disruption. New, reliable clean energy options could provide less costly job-creating alternatives.

The meeting is open to the public and will provide an opportunity for U.P. residents and businesses to offer input during an afternoon listening session beginning at 2:30 PM. We would like you to consider attending to ensure the state makes the right energy decisions for your family.

Draft Agenda

10:00 - 10:30 AM Welcome / Task Force Business
10:30 - 11:14 AM Presentation 1: Consumer Protection
Michael Moody, Michigan Attorney General's Office
11:15 - 11:30 PM Break
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Presentation 2: Energy Assistance/Weatherization Programs.
Dennis McShane, ED, Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac Community Action Agency
12:15 - 1:00 PM Presentation 3: Energy Assistance
Jamie Curtis, MEAP
1:00 - 2:30 PM LUNCH BREAK
2:30 - 4:00 PM Listening Session / Public Comments
4:00 - 4:30 PM Working Session
4:25 - 4:30 PM Adjournment

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