The focal point for energy emergency preparedness and response planning for the State of Michigan lies within the MPSC. The MPSC is the primary liaison to the electric and natural gas industry operating within the state and deals with issues related to service disruptions and restoration, system damage, and impacts affecting (or potentially affecting) incident response and recovery, and emergency services. The MPSC investigates significant service/supply disruptions in these sectors that may negatively impact public health and safety, and coordinates efforts to reduce the impact on critical facilities, services, and populations.
As part of the MPSC’s day-to-day activities, Staff continuously monitors and gathers data relating to energy supply, demand, infrastructure, and utility operations. This also includes petroleum, which is not regulated from a typical market perspective, but may have a significant impact on Michiganders' quality of life during times of crisis.