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CLEAN ENERGY, HEALTHY MICHIGAN

Proposed initiated law to incrementally increase the mandatory renewable energy standard for electric utilities to 30% by 2030 and enact other changes to Public Act 295 of 2008.



NET METERING - DISTRIBUTED RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION

See House Bill 5861 (2018), a bill proving for community regenerable energy facilities; House Bill 5862 (2018) a bill providing standards for net metering programs in distributed generation; House Bill 5863 (2018), a bill providing for alternative rates for small generators in distributed generation; House Bill 5864 (2018), a bill authorizing increased customer generating capacity for net metering; and House Bill 5865 (2018), a bill proving for the establishment of microgrids.


ONE FAIR RATE - SAME RATE FOR RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS

"Residential electric rates in Michigan are almost 25% than the U.S. average. Residential customers pay almost 42% more than commercial customers and an amazing 110% more than industrial customers. The Michigan Public Service Commission is NOT looking out for the public interest, it is looking our for private interest!"

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration: Michigan State Profile and Energy Estimates

Electricity ratepayers bear heavier burden in Michigan (Nov 9, 2016) (Bridge - Guest Commentary)

"The latest data show Michigan has some of the highest electricity rates in the Midwest. Michigan ratepayers, including families and small businesses, continue to be saddled with ever-increasing electricity bills."


POWER TO CHOOSE

While Michigan residential customer are paying 15.26 cents/kWh, Texas residential customers are paying just 10.85 cents per k/Wh. Wow! We pay 40% more than they do in Texas in spite of the fact that they have MUCH more wire to string across the state, don't have our nuclear or hydro resource and natural gas actually costs more in Texas than in Michigan. 

The big difference is this, Texas has a unique energy choice program. The electric grid is owned by a quasi-state non-profit corporation and many companies produce and sell into the grid. Not only is the electric grid more dependable, but their are more non-hydro renewables in Texas too. Competition is serving Texas well while monopolies are hurting Michigan. 

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