Prepared for the Michigan Energy Office by Public Sector Consultants, with contributions from the Michigan Public Service Commission and 5 Lakes Energy.

The state’s future energy policy is at the forefront of dialogue among Michigan’s policy and business leaders, advocacy groups, and stakeholders. To address the changing landscape for the electric power sector and allow for successful implementation of the state’s future energy policy, there will need to be enhanced coordination, thoughtful planning, and appropriate implementation of regulatory and utility ratemaking models.

In anticipation of changes to Michigan’s energy policy, the Michigan Energy Office, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy, has undertaken a project to create a stakeholder‐ and research‐​driven roadmap for implementing new energy policies in a way that aligns utility business interests and customer behavior with public policy objectives.

The Baseline Research Report aims to provide stakeholders with a common understanding of the state’s current energy policies, how utilities perform on key indicators, and what factors drive industry change.

A copy of the full report is available below.