Dec 18, 2021 • 38M

Wind Turbulence (Episode 2)

How does the MPSC regulate electricity rates?

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Wind turbines in the Parnitha Mountains of Greece. Photo by Feri & Tasos on Unsplash

Will the construction of wind turbines in your area reduce your electricity rates? Nobody can really say for certain, because privately-owned electric and gas utility rates are set through a process and ultimately decided by the Michigan Public Service Commission, a group of three appointed individuals.

This podcast tries to explain the process and how resident consumers can get involved.

Featuring interviews with Elise Matz, Vice-Chairperson of the Utility Consumer Participation Board, and Jenn Hill, Secretary of the Citizens Utility Board.

View the MPSC ratemaking flowchart by clicking here.