Recently, Consumers Energy released a press statement announcing that the company will file an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) that will outline the path to reducing carbon emissions by 80% from 2005 levels by 2040. The IRP was part of Michigan’s new energy law. The proposed strategy will incorporate renewable energy sources (wind, solar, etc.) and will be implemented incrementally and be flexible to allow for adaption to the needs and changes in the energy landscape.
The IRP process was a long and detailed process engaging key stakeholders from government, customer groups, environmental groups and non-utility providers. Consumers Energy wanted a plan that was best for Michigan, the environment and their customers. In short, the IRP details Consumers Energy’s proposed strategy to meet customers’ long-term energy needs for years to come in an affordable, cleaner and reliable manner.
For more information, view the IRP Summary below and their recent Press Release.