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“The Power Behind the Power Lines: How UP Electric Utilities Work”(July 30, 2020)

Mike Furmanski, the superintendent of Escanaba’s electric utility, explains the ins and outs of running the City of Escanaba’s utility, and the different types of utilities—investor owned, cooperatives, municipal—and the bulk power transmission system in Michigan, called MISO, plus other networks that allow us to receive seamless electrical service to our homes.


The second part of this episode of The Energy Show is “Bone of Contention: Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac.” Your UPEC hosts, Horst Schmidt and Evan Zimmermann, wind through the current legal wrangles between the State of Michigan and Enbridge, the pipeline owner.


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