U.P. Energy Task Force Releases Draft Recommendations

The U.P. Energy Task Force has publicly released 14 draft recommendations it is making to the governor of Michigan on propane availability in the state’s Upper Peninsula. The recommendations were posted to the Task Force’s website March 20 along with a technical report on propane and possible impacts if delivery were to be interrupted.

The public can comment on the recommendations through April 6. All comments will be shared with U.P. Energy Task Force members for possible inclusion into the final report, which is due to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer by April 17.

The draft recommendations suggest actions the governor, legislature, and state agencies can take to better track and anticipate supply and distribution, increase storage capacity, bolster supply infrastructure, minimize disruptive impact, protect consumers, and provide a more cohesive plan for those who are disproportionately affected by high energy costs in the U.P.

The “Draft of the Upper Peninsula Energy Task Force Committee Recommendations: Part I—Propane Supply” can be found at Michigan.gov/UPEnergyTaskForce or https://bit.ly/2QFDhun

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