With the formation of the U.P. Energy Task Force by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, several U.P. residents have been appointed to serve. At the group’s first meeting on July 9 in Marquette, some of the most important topics talked about were the affordability of energy resources and effective ways of getting through challenges that may arise. The task force is mandated through the Governor’s executive order to report on energy disruptions. The task force will also broadly look at the changes that may develop overtime.
Task Force members from U.P. communities include:
Kristopher Bowman, Bowman Gas Company
David Camps, Blue Terra Energy
Mike Furmanski, City of Escanaba
Thomas Harrell, Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association
Michael Larson, Michigan Energy Options
Emily Leach, Superior Watershed Partnership
Jennifer Hill, Marquette City Commissioner
James Kochevar, Cleveland Cliffs
Mike Prusi, Governor Whitmer’s Northern Michigan Office
Tony Retaskie, U.P. Construction Council
Roman Sidortsov, Michigan Technological University.
Warren “Chris” Swartz, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
to view a full list of statewide appointees.