MISEC Launches Campaign to Save Electric Choice Program

For school districts across Michigan, energy costs are the second most expensive line item behind personnel. Districts rely on low-cost energy to keep buildings warm in the winter, cool in the summer and supplied with electricity to provide students with an optimal learning environment. The most important factor currently keeping energy costs down is the Electric Choice Policy, introduced in Michigan by Public Act 141 in 2000, and amended by Public Act 286 in 2008, which allows up to 10 percent of an incumbent utility’s customer load to be purchased through a choice alternative electric supplier. A recently introduced bill, HB 4298, sponsored by Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton), would eliminate

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