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BWL to host Open Houses this week to collect input on region’s energy future

Nov 5, 2019 10:03 AM

The Lansing Board of Water & Light is hosting a series of Open Houses to gather feedback on the new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which will guide the company’s actions to continue delivering cleaner, affordable and reliable power to the region for decades to come. Members of the public are invited to attend the Open Houses to ask questions and offer suggestions to help shape the IRP.

The first two open houses are this week:

  • Wednesday, November 6, 4:30-7 p.m., BWL REO Depot, 1201 S. Washington Ave., Lansing
  • Thursday, November 7, 4:30-7 p.m., East Lansing Public Library (large meeting room), 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing

Every few years, electric utilities including the BWL, complete an IRP to determine how best to provide power to customers in the future. An IRP is a utility industry best-practice management tool that compels electric utilities to periodically examine customers’ demand for power and how best to meet it going forward. The result is a plan that we will be presented to the BWL Board of Commissioners in January and that will guide the actions the company takes to continue delivering reliable, affordable and cleaner power to BWL customers.

The first two public open houses are this week. Two more will be held next week on Nov. 13 and 14, with the fifth and final being held Nov. 19. More information about the open houses and the BWL’s energy plans can be found at Citizens and other stakeholders who are unable to attend one of the open houses can also submit comments or ask questions at

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