State Rep. Gary Glenn, chair of the House Energy Policy Committee, said he will hold a hearing Tuesday to investigate concerns about escalating electricity bills in Michigan.
The hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 13 in Room 519 of the House Office Building in downtown Lansing. The street address is 124 N. Capitol Avenue.
“We’re hearing about concerns from residents across Michigan. Many electricity bills are skyrocketing this winter – reportedly doubling or tripling in some cases — and we need to find out why,” said Glenn, R-Williams Township. “It is our job as legislators to help hold public utilities accountable, and a hearing like this is a vital step in that process.”
Glenn said the customer complaints are further evidence that Michigan should allow more choice in its electricity market. Current Michigan law restricts alternative electricity suppliers to 10 percent of the state’s market, which Glenn said is an unreasonable and artificial cap harming customers who can’t shop for options beyond Consumers Energy and DTE.