The following questions and answers were prepared based on the current status of electric customer choice in Michigan. Answers are subject to change based on future MPSC orders and any new state and/or federal legislation.
If you have any additional questions or need more clarification, contact MPSC Staff.
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Alternative Electric Suppliers
I want to be an electric power retailer in Michigan. What do I have to do to get my company licensed to participate in Michigan? Where, how, and to whom do I apply?
Information about Alternative Electric Supplier licensing is available at http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/mpsc/electric/restruct/esp/app-rep.htm.
In addition, if your firm will act as an electric power marketer (buying power at wholesale and selling at either wholesale or retail), FERC requires you to obtain a license. Contact FERC by telephone (202-208-0571), or on its Web site at: http://www.ferc.gov/industries/electric/gen-info/pm-over.asp.
How can I keep up with news about Customer Choice in Michigan?
See http://www.michigan.gov/electricchoice. Also, you can subscribe via e-mail or U.S. postal service mail to MPSC press releases. To subscribe via e-mail, simply fill out the subscription form on the MPSC Web site at /mpsc/maillist.htm. To receive copies by mail, write to: MPSC - Press Release Subscriptions, P.O. Box 30221, Lansing, MI 48909, or go to http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/mpsc/execsec/msubform.htm and ask to be put on the mailing list.
Also, contact Michigan utility companies directly at http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/mpsc/electric/address.htm to see if particular Michigan electric utility companies have Web sites.
Where can I learn more about Customer Choice?
See the MPSC's Web site section on Electric Customer Choice at http://www.michigan.gov/electricchoice, which has links to many MPSC documents and other important Internet sources.
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