On December 17, 2020, the Commission approved Consumers Energy’s proposed PowerMIFleet pilot program that was filed as part of the wider electric rate case. Drawing on and furthering the learnings of the Company’s PowerMIDrive program, PowerMIFleet will expand the Company’s learnings into how fleet vehicle charging will impact the grid. The program  proposal is worth $12.2 million for the three-year period and includes investment in make-ready infrastructure as well as rebates for both Level 2 and DC fast charging stations for fleet vehicles. The program also includes components to test demand response capabilities at workplaces and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities with participating customers. It also includes substantial education and outreach components as well as increased investment in the Company’s  technical capacity. 

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