Michigan Agency for Energy - 641-0171-18

Description of Agency

In March 2015, Executive Order (EO) No. 2015-10 created the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE). This EO, among other things, transferred activity related to administrative services, customer assistance (including investigation and compliance), energy emergency management, low income energy assistance programs, and energy markets from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to MAE. MAE serves as the coordinating office for all State departments and is responsible for analyzing and making recommendations to the Governor on proposed programs and policies related to energy. MAE’s mission is to advance an adaptable, affordable, reliable, and environmentally protective energy future for Michigan. During fiscal year 2017, MAE expended $8.5 million and had 52.6 full-time equated staff.

Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the effectiveness of MAE’s efforts to ensure that the customers of Michigan’s regulated utilities received timely and appropriate responses to their complaints.

  2. To assess MAE’s efforts to ensure regulated utilities’ compliance with the quarterly reporting requirements.

  3. To report on MAE’s use of public utility assessment funds.


Timing

Estimated Release Date: December 11, 2018


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