State Energy Policy Debate Continues

May 9, 2016

The Michigan Senate Energy & Technology Committee is heading into its third week of testimony on Senate Bills 437 and 438, which would rewrite Michigan’s 2008 energy law. At the center of debate are the new electric choice requirements, the elimination of energy efficiency and renewable energy mandates, and utility competitive bidding provisions. 

The main focus of these bills is to create an Integrated Resource Planning process to improve overall energy policy planning; place new requirements on electric choice providers and customers to ensure reliability; provide a more competitive procurement process for utility generation; and eliminate energy efficiency and renewable energy mandates.    

We have been working closely with Chamber members and State Senator Mike Nofs (R-Battle Creek), who chairs the Senate Energy & Technology Committee, to find a path that brings our membership to a supportive position. 

For more information, please contact Jason Geer, Director of Energy & Environmental Policy, at jgeer@michamber.com.