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Public Service Commission Releases Annual Report

Mar 10, 2023

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) released its 2022 report, outlining its efforts to ensure the reliability of Michigan’s electric grid. As climate change has brought increasingly severe storms to the state, the MPSC has focused its work in this area. Additionally, within the report are updates on additional items the Commission has taken, including: […]

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Agency Hosting Town Halls on Power Outages

Mar 10, 2023

Following the recent ice and snow storms across the Lower Peninsula, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has scheduled two public town halls. Commissioners will make brief opening remarks on steps the MPSC is taking to upgrade the state’s power grid and make it more resilient against severe storms. The two in-person town halls are […]

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State Level Positions Can Wield Significant Power

Sep 21, 2022

In all 50 states there are regulatory agencies known as public service commissions or public utility commissions- and in some states they’re even called commerce commissions.  Although their specific oversight might vary from state to state, the overarching duty is to regulate essential utility services. Typically governed by a board of three to seven individuals, […]

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Area Codes to Be Required for All Calls in Certain Areas

Apr 02, 2021

Telephone users in four Michigan area codes will soon be required to include an area code in every phone call as part of the rollout of a new way to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Beginning April 24, 2021, callers in Michigan’s 616, 810, 906, and 989 area codes should start dialing with 10 […]

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Governor Makes Appointment to Michigan Public Service Commission

Dec 23, 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Katherine Peretick to serve as a commissioner on the Michigan Public Service Commission. She currently serves as director of engineering at an energy storage project developer.  Prior to that worked in several companies in various roles including engineering manager and a mechanical engineer. In 2020, she was named to the […]

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Governor Names New MPSC Chair

Jul 17, 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer designated current Michigan Public Service Commissioner (MPSC) Dan Scripps to serve as chair of the MPSC. He has served on the commission since his appointment by Governor Whitmer in February 2019. Prior to that he worked for the Energy Foundation and also served as a state representative. Commissioner Scripps replaces Sally Talberg […]

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Senate to Hold Advice and Consent Hearing on Gubernatorial Appointment

Aug 30, 2019

The Senate Advice and Consent Committee has scheduled a hearing on September 12 to consider the appointment of Tremaine Phillips to the Michigan Public Service Commission. Mr. Phillips was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the commission in mid-July following the vacancy left by Norm Saari, whose term on the board ended on July 2, […]

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Governor Makes Appointment to Public Service Commission

Jul 19, 2019

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Tremaine Phillips to serve on the Michigan Public Service Commission. This is her second nomination to the board since taking office in January 2019. Currently, Mr. Phillips is the director of the Cincinnati 2030 District. Previously, he worked at Empower Gas and Electric, LLC and the Michigan Environmental Council, served […]

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