The 109th is relying on an aging infrastructure that can barely handle our current electrical needs, let alone provide power for new industry. We need to have an infrastructure that can handle the additional needs of new and expanding businesses. The Upper Peninsula electrical grid is running very close to its production capacity. We need to increase that capacity and ensure stability of the grid in order to expand our economic growth. During John's tenure as Mayor of Marquette he has worked with Michigan based energy producers, U.P. Representatives and the Governor's office on preliminary plans to solve this issue. As State Representative he will continue to work on this issue until the U.P. has the power it needs.