Michigan Conservative Energy Forum Encouraged by MPSC Order on DTE’s Strategic Plan

DTE’s “wholly inadequate” plan needs to be reworked

LANSING, Mich. (February 20, 2020) — The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MICEF) today was encouraged by the Michigan Public Service Commission’s order rejecting key elements of DTE Energy’s integrated resource plan (IRP). A central aspect of the Commission’s order directs DTE to rework their plan to demonstrate how they will provide more affordable, reliable and cleaner energy in the future.

“There is no doubt DTE’s plan was wholly inadequate in meeting certain requirements of the 2016 energy law. Their IRP was flawed from the beginning and the Commission was right on target directing DTE to go back to the drawing board to reconsider how they will produce power over the next decade plus,” said Ed Rivet, MICEF executive director. “The point of the IRP law was to push our utilities to create the best strategy for meeting customer needs, using the best technology and offering affordable rates. DTE can do better and the Commission has so ordered.”

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About MICEF: The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MICEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates for common-sense, market-based energy solutions that increase access to clean, affordable and reliable energy statewide. MICEF was established in 2013 as a platform for Michigan conservatives to promote the benefits of an “All of the Above” energy strategy that values clean energy and seeks to level the playing field among energy sources. MICEF is a founding member of a growing network of conservative state-level organizations that promote clean energy and energy waste reduction to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, protect and responsibly use our natural resources, while improving energy reliability and enhancing national and grid security. To learn more, visit http://www.micef.org.

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