OVERVIEW

Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) held a series of Stakeholder Forums to receive public input leading to the development of its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). UPPCO’s plan will be filed with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) in 2018.

An Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is a process that is used by a utility to evaluate how it will best serve its customers’ future energy needs. The process is transparent and utilizes predictive modeling to evaluate several resource options that meet the future energy needs of the customers. Examples of the questions that will be answered through the IRP include:

  • How much generation will UPPCO need to meet the future needs of its customers?
  • When will additional generation resources be required?
  • What renewable energy resources should be included for the future?
  • What opportunities and risks need to be managed to ensure long-term price stability for UPPCO customers?
  • Stakeholder Engagement

    Stakeholder Forums were held at the following four locations throughout UPPCO’s service territory (between 3:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time) in January 2018. Customers and interested Stakeholders had an opportunity to meet with UPPCO staff who are involved in the Integrated Resource Plan process, as well as representatives from the company’s Regulatory, Generation, Energy Waste Reduction (EWR) and Customer Service departments.

  • 1/9/2018: Terrace Bay Hotel – 7146 P. Rd., Gladstone, MI
  • 1/11/2018: Finlandia University Jutila Center – 200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI
  • 1/16/2018: River Rock Lanes Banquet Center – 1011 North Rd., Ishpeming, MI
  • 1/18/2018: American Legion Post – 610 W. Munising Ave., Munising, MI
  • Customers and interested Stakeholders will have an opportunity to meet with the UPPCO staff who are involved in our IRP process, as well as representatives from the company’s Regulatory, Generation, Energy Waste Reduction (EWR) and Customer Service departments.

    Materials

    Stakeholder Outreach Presentation

    Links to Additional Resources

    MPSC Integrated Resource Planning Parameters

    MPSC Issue Brief – Integrated Resource Planning

    MPSC Order December 20, 2017

    MPSC Order November 21, 2017

    PA 341 2016 Section 6 t IRP

    MPSC Integrated Resource Plan Filing Requirements/Schedule

    Questions or Comments:

    Please email us at irp@uppco.com if you have any questions or comments about the development of our Integrated Resource Plan.