Michigan Public Services Commission

Michigan's Public Service Commission will hold a conference to receive additional input on developing regulatory policy for plug-in electric vehicle programs in the state.

The conference is scheduled Feb. 20 at the commission's Lansing office and will include a technical discussion focusing on utility electric vehicle charging pilot programs and assessing program impacts on infrastructure, utility rates and the electrical grid.

Hilary Farrell

Consumers Energy starts construction on a 17-acre solar field in West Michigan as part of a community solar energy pilot program.

About 11,000 solar panels will be installed at the 17-acre Grand Valley State University-owned property, located at the corner of 48th Avenue and Luce Street in Georgetown Township.

GVSU will also be a subscriber of the program.

Tim Sparks is the utility’s vice president of energy supply. He says the panels will generate about 3 megawatts of electricity.