Expanding the Electricity Market: A Good Choice for Consumers

Issues and Ideas Forum

Since 2008, the average price of electricity in Michigan has risen significantly, especially when compared to the average prices in other Midwest states and the nation as a whole. Nearly everyone is impacted by electricity rates — rising rates makes it harder for employers to hire more workers and for families to make ends meet. Dr. Ted Bolema, a Mackinac Center adjunct scholar and senior policy editor for the Mercatus Center in Washington, D.C., has been studying Michigan’s energy policies for a decade, and he’ll be the featured presenter at this upcoming Issues and Ideas Forum. Dr. Bolema will make the case for why Michigan needs to give Michigan electricity customers more options and eliminate requirements that they buy electricity through government-granted monopolies. Instead, the state should allow more energy firms to operate in the market, competing with the established firms to provide consumers with good service at a more competitive price.

Lunch is free and is included with reservations

WHEN:Wed. Jan. 22 at noon —  registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:Michigan Restaurant Association
225 W. Washtenaw
Lansing, MI 48933

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Event Manager Kimberley Fischer-Kinne at 989-698-1905 or by .

Registration is closed.

Registration deadline is Monday, January 20th at 5:00 p.m.

Please note: We are unable to guarantee lunch for any guest if the registration is received after the deadline.


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