Energy task force discusses upcoming plans

Jul 11, 2019

MARQUETTE, MI (MPRN)--   The UP Energy Task Force held its first meeting in Marquette this week to discuss energy needs in the Upper Peninsula.

At the meeting the 19-member board discussed what it hoped to tackle over the coming months.

Mike Prusi is with the Governor’s Northern Michigan Office. He says he’s interested in learning about rates.

“How did the UP end up with such disparate utility rates? Why do we pay more than pretty much anywhere else in the country?” he said.

The task force will be looking at rates, but will first focus on alternatives to the Line 5 pipeline for bringing propane to the UP.

A propane plan is due to the Governor by March.