Posts Tagged ‘Upper Peninsula’
The Presque Isle power plant is at the center of a regulatory dispute that could impose huge new energy costs on Upper Peninsula residents.
Some hopeful news for the holidays for Upper Peninsula residents:
“The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ordered hearing and settlement procedures on MISO’s proposed cost allocation for the Presque Isle Power Plant, which would cause steep rate increases for residents in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.”
No hearing date has been set yet.
MAC members in the Upper Peninsula have an excellent opportunity this month to be briefed on a number of key issues affecting county resources and development, from the future of transportation funding to the growing crisis of tax capture districts to disaster relief.
A MAC Regional Summit will be held Aug. 26 in Escanaba at the UPCAP Headquarters, 2501 14th
Ave. South. Among the speakers scheduled are MAC President Shelly Pinkelman of Crawford County and MAC Second Vice President Jerry Doucette of Alger County.
to register for the summit by Aug. 22. (Note that walk-in registration will be available the day of the summit.)
MAC Regional Summit – Delta County
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Ave. South, Escanaba
10 a.m. Welcome
10:05 a.m. Tax Capture Districts and Their Impact on Counties
11 a.m. Disaster Relief Procedures
Noon Lunch/MAC Legislative Update
1 p.m. Local Regional Prosperity Plans
2 p.m. The Future of Transportation Funding in Michigan