Michigan Environmental Council applauds AG Nessel for protecting residential ratepayers from unreasonable rate increases

LANSING - Today, February 26, Attorney General Dana Nessel filed testimony in strong opposition to an outstanding rate case submitted by the Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO). If approved as filed, UPPCO’s proposal would increase electricity rates for UP customers by nearly $10 million. Michigan Environmental Council released the following statement in support of AG Nessel’s testimony:

“We applaud Attorney General Dana Nessel for being a strong advocate for residential ratepayers and opposing this exorbitant rate increase,” said Michigan Environmental Council Energy Policy and Legislative Affairs Director Charlotte Jameson. “Michigan already has some of the highest residential rates in the Midwest and the country, and the Upper Peninsula especially is burdened with extremely high electricity rates. Instead of continuing to propose drastically raising residential rates, utilities should be investing in a combination of low-cost renewable energy and programs that help customers reduce energy use overall. We look forward to working with AG Nessel and her team going forward to ensure all Michigan residential ratepayers have access to affordable, clean energy.”

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