Michigan residents seeking financial assistance with their electric bills can sign up for help at upcoming community events, which are also intended to give them an opportunity to raise concerns about energy issues with state utility regulators.
The Michigan Public Service Commission will hold “energy assistance demonstrations” on Nov. 10 in Grand Rapids and Nov. 17 in Melvindale, where participants can learn about assistance programs and energy usage rates, and register to get help with their bills. Administrators will also be available to hear from residents about energy availability, affordability, reliability, and any other concerns.
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Government officials will be at both events, as well as representatives from other local and state agencies. Officials from Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, and TrueNorth Public Services will also be present at the events.
The Fair in Grand Rapids will be from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, November 10, at the office of West Michigan Works, 215 Straight Ave. NW, while the event in the lower part of the river will be from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, November 17. , at Kessey Fieldhouse, 4300 S. Dearborn St., Melvindale.
The events will be “listening sessions” with public service administrators as part of the commission’s collaborative effort to improve energy accessibility and affordability by seeking input from residents, non-profit groups, utilities, and other public agencies.
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