Michigan gov. wants transmission study of Upper Peninsula

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is asking for a study of the potential benefits of expanded power generation and transmission in northern Michigan.

He and Michigan Agency for Energy Executive Director Valerie Brader wrote a letter Wednesday to a regional transmission operator. The state wants the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, or MISO, to study connecting the zone that includes eastern Upper Peninsula with Sault St. Marie Ontario and strengthening the connection between the U.P. and the northern Lower Peninsula.

The Snyder administration also wants modeling of production cost savings, reliability, resource adequacy and power flows that would result from building a natural gas-fired power plant near storage fields in Otsego and Kalkaska counties.

Snyder says Michigan has higher transmission prices, and it makes sense to explore long-term cost savings and increased reliability.

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