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Sally Talberg

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Talberg at UP energy summit at NMU

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Talberg at UP energy summit at NMU
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/6791530?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:02:04 +0000 Sally Talberg Talberg at UP energy summit at NMU http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/6791530?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WLUC wants industries to work better together and he wants toss see improvements for energy efficiency. >>> they had a chance for energy industry leaders to meet with state energy leaders. >>> michigan public service commission chairman spoke about the future of the u.p. and energy. ansley watson reports. >> reporter: a panel made up of the michigan public service commission was answering questions on hand. chairman said he was encouraged by the interest in sustainable energy projects and growth in the upper peninsula. >>> one of the big issues has been related to infrastructure and we're seeing aging power plants close in the state in the upper peninsula. the question about presque isle and looking at that closing in the 2020 time frame so how do we replace that power? those decisions will be important in shapeing our future going forward. >> they are looking at alternative routes. >> the michigan legislature just put into place new energy legislation that gives the commission the authority and the kind of process to evaluate those decisions as part of a holistic planning process and will be able to look at different options and their attributes whether the environmental impact, customer rates as well as reliability to determine kind of the right portfolio of different options the customers need. >> they are no stranger to high energy bills. they are making this a priority. >> the energy costs in the upper peninsula are higher than downstate and some of the surrounding states and i think part is the terrain and you know just the population size and you have a certain fixed cost to meet the needs of customers. it is something we're focused on, the commission. we really evaluate the costs that the utilities have, their investments as well as their expenses to make sure they are reasonable




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