About MEGA

Our Mission: To advance the common interests of investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in Michigan for better service to customers, shareholders, and the public.

Our Story

The Michigan Electric and Gas Association (MEGA) is a trade association established in 1984 to provide a collective voice in Michigan government and public affairs for its board member investor-owned electric and gas utilities. MEGA works with the Michigan legislature, federal and state regulatory agencies and the entire Michigan energy industry to assure safe, reliable and affordable electric and gas utility service.

MEGA Board of Directors

Board Members (people)

  • Patrick Schillinger
    Upper Michigan Energy Resources
    Vice President of State Legislative & Local Affairs
    MEGA Chairman
  • Ken Dragiewicz
    Alpena Power Co.
    President & COO
    MEGA Vice Chairman
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    Tim Lubbers
    SEMCO Energy
    Director of Business Development Community & Legislative Engagement
    MEGA Treasurer and Secretary
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    Bert Fruchey
    Citizens Gas Fuel Company
    General Manager
  • michael
    Michael O’Brien
    Indiana Michigan Power
    Manager of Governmental & Environmental Affairs
  • Mike Baker
    Michael Baker
    Michigan Gas Utilities
    Vice President
  • brett
    Brett French
    Upper Peninsula Power Company
    Vice President of Business Development & Communications
  • Tyrel Zich
    Xcel Energy
    Regional Vice President, Regulatory Policy

MEGA Staff


  • Dan Dundas


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    Suzy Westmoreland

    Office Manager

Positively Impacting the Industry

MEGA serves as a forum for industry communication and information exchange on matters of public policy, legal issues, legislation and utility service. MEGA has coordinated joint member and industry filings in regulatory proceedings before the Michigan Public Service Commission and court cases. Input from committees and workgroups is used to identify issues and develop consensus positions. MEGA actively sponsors and co-sponsors industry conferences and meetings.