ISHPEMING — The Upper Peninsula Power Company has been seeking public input on their new Integrated Resource Plan at a series of Stakeholder forums.

An Integrated Resource Plan is the company’s process to evaluate how to best serve the energy needs of its customers. The power company has been working to lower rates for residential and commercial customers – in fact UPPCO anticipates a 6 percent drop in residential costs, and 15 percent for commercial. Tuesday night, UPPCO gave the public an opportunity to meet with them in Ishpeming, and ask any questions about how to save energy, the future of costs, and more.

“Late last year, UPPCO announced that all customers would be seeing a reduction on their bill, whether you’re a residential, commercial, or industrial customer,” said UPPCO’s Vice President of Business Development and Communications, Brett French. “The reductions come in part from our ability to renegotiate power supply contracts, and reduce costs that we have attributable to the business.”

UPPCO also had a display to demonstrate proper power line safety to their customers, and to explain how to react to certain situations that could be dangerous. A final forum will be held on Thursday in Munising at the American Legion Post at 3pm.