The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has begun the development of program guidelines and implementation of the application process for a total of $50 million in low carbon energy infrastructure enhancement and development grants outlined in Public Act 53 of 2022 and Public Act 166 of 2022 (Case No. U-21293). The grants will be for businesses, nonprofit organizations and local governments to develop, acquire or build low carbon energy facilities that may include natural gas, combined heat, and power, or renewable natural gas facilities as well as electrification programs.
The MPSC has developed a draft request for proposals (RFP) for applications seeking the grants and now seeks comments on the draft RFP. Comments should reference Case No. U-21293 and should be received by 5 p.m. Sept. 8, 2022, and may be mailed to Executive Secretary, Michigan Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 30221, Lansing, MI 48909 or emailed to [email protected]. Comments also may be submitted by navigating to Case No. U-21293 in the MPSC E-Dockets system and clicking the “Submit Comments” button.
A webpage has been created specifically for the Low Carbon Energy Enhancement and Development (EIED) Grant Program with additional information on the RFP process. To receive future notifications and updates related to the Low Carbon EIED Grant Program, please sign up for the listserv at the bottom of the webpage. The MPSC will make the final RFP available by Sept. 30, 2022.
Herasanna Richards is a legislative associate handling energy, environmental, elections, and external municipal services for the League. She can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0309.