Upper Peninsula & Lower Peninsula sharing power?

A game changing bill is in the works when it comes to power in the Upper Peninsula.

Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas could soon share the same electrical grid if legislation submitted today by state Senator Tom Casperson becomes law. Senate Bill 282 addresses a growing concern that, with only one major power plant, most U.P. residents rely on electricity sourced from outside the state.

Casperson says that if we want to establish a more independent energy future, then it only makes sense that our peninsulas be connected by more than just a bridge. This move would ensure affordable and reliable electricity for all Michiganders, but especially for the U.P. Senate Bill 282 is expected to be formally introduced Tuesday, April 21.