MPSC approves settlement agreement describing DTE’s operations for next 20 years

MPSC approves DTE IRP settlement agreement

“The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) approved a settlement between DTE Energy and 21 environmental, clean energy, and consumer advocacy organizations during its meeting Wednesday morning.

DTE and the negotiating organizations agreed on a settlement agreement two weeks ago that outlines the electric company’s plans for operation over the next 20 years.

While advocates described the coal and gas plant closures, expansion of renewable efforts and investment into as high points of the deal, they said aspects like reliability and energy costs were left out of the settlement.

“We are signatories to this agreement, and ultimately saw this deal as an advancement that creates a greater possibility for a just energy future,” said Jackson Koeppel, who served as an expert witness for Soulardarity and We Want Green Too in the settlement case.

“We are clear-eyed about the limitations and drawbacks of the settlement agreement,” Koeppel said.”

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