Second day of MPSC technical conference on electric reliability, storm response is Friday, Nov. 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 2, 2021

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The Michigan Public Service Commission reminds interested stakeholders that the second day of its two-day technical conference addressing concerns raised after repeated major power outages across the state during extreme storms this summer will be on Friday, Nov. 5.

Day 2 of the MPSC's Technical Conference on Emergency Preparedness, Distribution Reliability, and Storm Response will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 5. The conference is open to the public, which is invited to observe the presentations and panels.

There are two ways to participate in the event, being conducted by videoconference:

  • To observe the conference's presentations and panels by videoconference, click on the Microsoft Teams conference link.
  • Those who wish to listen by phone may call 248-509-0316 and enter the conference ID 221 928 197# when prompted.

The conference is exploring the scale and degree of necessary improvements as well as regulatory and technological solutions to improve electric reliability, with a focus on efforts that address environmental justice, equity, and cost to customers. The conference features panels and presentations by MPSC Staff and stakeholders including representatives of consumer advocacy and environmental groups, Michigan's regulated utilities, small businesses, emergency responders, and communities impacted by repeat outages. Additional information is available at the technical conference webpage.

Members of the public who are speech or hearing impaired may participate in this conference by dialing 711 and using the Michigan Relay service. Those needing additional accommodations to participate may contact the Commission's Executive Secretary at 517-284-8090.

For information about the MPSC, visit www.Michigan.gov/MPSC, sign up for its monthly newsletter or other listservs, or follow the Commission on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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