MIDLAND DAILY NEWS: Michigan Schools Electric Cooperative honors Glenn

GG_electricity_savings.jpgState Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, vice chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, recently received a plaque from the Michigan Schools Electric Cooperative in recognition of his leadership in blocking legislation that would deny public schools the choice of saving money by purchasing electricity from suppliers other than the state’s two major utilities, Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison.

MSEC President Diane Block, assistant superintendent for operations at Alpena Public Schools, made the presentation to Glenn at the organization’s annual meeting in Lansing.

Under current state law, only an estimated 40 percent of public schools — including Bay City Schools — are allowed to save taxpayers money via electrical choice, while remaining districts such as Meridian, Midland and Pinconning schools are prohibited from doing so.

Glenn has introduced legislation to allow all public schools the option of such savings.

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