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MPSC Orders on Electric Utility Customer Choice / Restructuring

Orders by Topic:
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Choice / Restructuring (General)
9/11/2003
Alternative Electric Suppliers
8/31/2000
Consumers Energy Rate DA Program
12/4/2000
 

This page gives a brief description of selected Michigan Public Service Commission Orders about Electric Utility Customer Choice (formerly called Electric Utility Restructuring), with links to the orders and press releases.

This page indexes orders which arise from or are related to Case No. U-11290: In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, to consider the restructuring of the electric utility industry. That case was opened in December 1996, and has resulted in approximately two dozen orders being issued.

In addition, there are two other pages about related Commission orders.  One indexes orders about Alternative Electric Suppliers seeking certificates from the MPSC, in order to supply electric power and energy to retail customers in Michigan. The other indexes orders about the Consumers Energy Company Rate DA Program, a 134.3 MW direct access program started in November, 1996. Under the Rate DA program, approximately 20 large Consumers Energy customers have become eligible to obtain electric power from independent electricity suppliers. The participating suppliers utilize the facilities owned and operated by Consumers Energy to deliver electric energy and capacity to customers.

See also Electric Customer Choice/Restructuring History.


Michigan Public Service Commission Orders
about Customer Choice and Restructuring the Electric Utility Industry


U-14180- Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association
U-14181-
Cherryland Electric Cooperative
U-14182- Cloverland Electric Cooperative
U-14183- Great Lakes Energy Cooperative
U-14184- Homeworks Tri-County Electric Cooperative
U-14185- Midwest Energy Cooperative
U-14186- The Ontonagon County Rural Electrification Association
U-14187- Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op
U-14188- Thumb Electric Cooperative, all February 24, 2005

The Commission required Michigan electric cooperatives to provide for electric choice for all commercial and industrial member-consumers with a peak load of 200 kilowatts (kW) and above. The MPSC required that those unbundled rates be filed no later than July 1, 2004.

The nine Michigan electric cooperatives filed the required unbundled rates with the Commission, but the return-to-service issue remained under discussion. After the Commission issued its final order in the Detroit Edison rate case (Case No. U-13808), the electric cooperatives filed amended applications with the MPSC, incorporating the return-to-service approach used in the Detroit Edison rate case.

The Februrary 24, 2005 orders approve the amended applications of the electric cooperatives.

  • PDF - U-14180– Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association - 2/24/2005
  • PDF - U-14181– Cherryland Electric Cooperative - 2/24/2005
  • PDF - U-14182– Cloverland Electric Cooperative - 2/24/2005
  • PDF - U-14183– Great Lakes Energy Cooperative - 2/24/2005
  • PDF - U-14184– Homeworks Tri-County Electric Cooperative - 2/24/2005
  • PDF - U-14185– Midwest Energy Cooperative - 2/24/2005
  • PDF - U-14186– The Ontonagon County Rural Electrification Association - 2/24/2005
  • PDF - U-14187– Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op - 2/24/2005
  • PDF - U-14188– Thumb Electric Cooperative– 2/24/2005


U-13698 – Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association, Cherryland Electric Cooperative, Cloverland Electric Cooperative, Great Lakes Energy Cooperative, Homeworks Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Midwest Energy Cooperative, The Ontonagon County Rural Electrification Association, Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op, Thumb Electric Cooperative, and the Commission Staff (choice implementation delay) – 9/11/2003

Order adopted dated September 11, 2003 authorizing Alger Delta, Cooperative Electric Association, Cherryland Electric Cooperative, Cloverland Electric Cooperative, Great Lakes Energy Cooperative, Homeworks Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Midwest Energy Cooperative, The Ontonagon County Rural Electrification Association, Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op, and Thumb Electric Cooperative to implement customer choice programs for member-consumers having less than 1 megawatt of peak load according to a phased-in schedule approved by the Commission, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-13698 – Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association, Cherryland Electric Cooperative, Cloverland Electric Cooperative, Great Lakes Energy Cooperative, Homeworks Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Midwest Energy Cooperative, The Ontonagon County Rural Electrification Association, Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op, Thumb Electric Cooperative, and the Commission Staff (choice implementation delay) – 9/11/2003
  • Efile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-13698


U-13750 – Consumers Energy Company (market power test) – 9/11/2003

Order adopted dated September 11, 2003 approving the settlement agreement and confirming that Consumers Energy Company is in compliance with MCL 460.10f, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-13750 – Consumers Energy Company (market power test) – 9/11/2003
  • Efile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-13750


U-13745 – Commission’s Own Motion (electric interconnection) – 9/11/2003

Order adopted dated September 11, 2003 denying a petition for rehearing filed by Michigan electric utilities and formally adopting rules governing electric interconnection standards, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-13745 – Commission’s Own Motion (electric interconnection) – 9/11/2003
  • PDF - Exhibit A – U-13745 – Commission’s Own Motion (electric interconnection) – 9/11/2003
  • Efile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-13745



U-13589 – Michigan Schools Electric Cooperative v The Detroit Edison Company – 9/11/2003

Order adopted dated September 11, 2003 granting the complaint of the Michigan Schools Electric Cooperative and ordering The Detroit Edison Company to refund $19,732.04, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-13589 – Michigan Schools Electric Cooperative v The Detroit Edison Company – 9/11/2003



U-12133 – Wisconsin Electric Power Company (choice/green power funding) – 9/11/2003

Order adopted dated September 11, 2003 authorizing Wisconsin Electric Power Company to use $74,804.00 collected pursuant to the CHOICE Advisory Council surcharge to develop and launch a renewable energy marketing program, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-12133 – Wisconsin Electric Power Company (choice/green power funding) – 9/11/2003
  • Efile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12133


U-12133 - Indiana Michigan Power Company (choice advisory council) – 9/11/2003

Order adopted dated September 11, 2003 approving the application filed by Indiana Michigan Power Company, d/b/a American Electric Power, authorizing a refund of $342,331.78 to the utility’s customers, and further authorizing the utility to retain $40,000 to support education and promotional activities related to green power service, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-12133 – Indiana Michigan Power Company (choice advisory council) – 9/11/2003
  • Efiile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12133


U-12133 - Commission's Own Motion (CHOICE Advisory Council) - 04/17/2003

Order dated April 17, 2003 denying the petition for rehearing of the August 20, 2002 order regarding the CHOICE Advisory Council, revising the implementation of the customer education program, suspending further collection of the program surcharge, terminating the CHOICE Advisory Council subcommittee, and ordering certain utilities to either refund previously collected program funds to their customers or to use such funds to promote green power programs, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-12133 - Commission’s Own Motion (CHOICE Advisory Council) – 4/17/2003



U-12485 - Commission's own motion, (interconnection of merchant plants with the transmission and distribution systems), and U-13745 - Commissions own motion, (rulemaking for the interconnection of independent power projects with electric utilities) - 3/26/2003

  • PDF - U-12485 - Commission's own motion, and U-13745 - Commission's own motion (merchant plant interconnection rulemaking) - 3/26/2003
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-13745


U-13698 - Michigan's rural electric cooperatives (notice of hearing) 3/26/2003

Order adopted dated March 26, 2003 setting a hearing on the request of Michigan’s electric cooperatives to establish a date before which they will not be required to permit their customers to choose an alternative electric supplier, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-13698 - Michigan's rural electric cooperatives (notice of hearing) - 3/26/2003
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-13698



U-12980 - Ford Motor Company and Rouge Steel Company v The Detroit Edison Company - 3/12/2003

Order adopted dated March 12, 2003 granting in part and denying in part the relief requested in a complaint filed by Ford Motor Company and Rouge Steel Company against The Detroit Edison Company and determining that the complainants must pay retail access service charges when they use power that is wheeled in from off-site generators, but not when they use self-service power generated at the cogeneration facility operated by Dearborn Industrial Generation, L.L.C., at the Rouge Complex site, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-12980 - Ford Motor Company and Rouge Steel Company v The Detroit Edison Company – 3/12/2003
  • Press Release



U-13341 - The Detroit Edison Company ('01 implemenation costs) - 3/12/2003

Order adopted dated March 12, 2003 approving The Detroit Edison Company’s application for authority to recover its 2001 retail access program implementation costs subject to certain modifications and conditions, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-13341 - The Detroit Edison Company (’01 implementation costs) – 3/12/2003
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-13341




U-13129 - Commission's Own Motion (low-income and energy efficiency fund) - 2/27/2003

  • PDF - U-13129 - Commission's Own Motion (low-income and energy efficiency fund) - 2/27/2003
  • Press Release



U-12134 - Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company (code of conduct waiver) - 2/20/2003

Order adopted dated February 20, 2003 granting Consumers Energy Company’s request for an extension of the temporary waiver for its appliance service plan program subject to certain conditions, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-12134 - Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company (code of conduct waiver) – 2/20/2003
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Case Filings in Case No. U-12134


U-13089 - Phillip D. Forner v Consuerms Energy Company - 2/20/2003

Order adopted dated February 20, 2003 ordering Consumers Energy Company to cease and desist from further violations of the code of conduct adopted in Case No. U-12134 and further ordering an investigation to determine the amount of the subsidy that is created by use of its billing machinery and envelopes by the utility’s unregulated services, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-13089 - Phillip D. Forner v Consumers Energy Company – 2/20/2003


U-13703 - EMC Gas and Electric Company (alternative electric supplier license) - 2/20/2003

Order adopted dated February 20, 2003 granting EMC Gas and Electric Company a license as an alternative electric supplier, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-13703 - EMC Gas and Electric Company (alternative electric supplier license) – 2/20/2003
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings for Case No. U-13703


U-13129 - Commission's Own Motion (low-income and energy efficiency fund) - 2/5/2003

    Order approving the first grants from the Low-Income and Energy Efficiency Fund.

  • PDF - U-13129 - Commission's Own Motion (low-income and energy efficiency fund) - 2/5/2003
  • Press Release


U-13283 - Commission's Own Motion ('02 electric supply reliability) - 2/5/2003

Order adopted dated February 5, 2003 closing the docket concerning Consumers Energy Company’s, The Detroit Edison Company’s, and Indiana Michigan Power Company’s assessments of capacity needs for the summer of 2002, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-13283 - Commission’s Own Motion (’02 electric supply reliability) – 2/5/2003
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-13283



U-12478 - The Detroit Edison Company (securitization true-up) - 2/5/2003

Order adopted dated February 5, 2003 approving routine true-up adjustments to The Detroit Edison Company’s securitization and tax charges, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-12478 - The Detroit Edison Company (securitization true-up) – 2/5/2003
  • Press Release
  • Efile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12478



U-13646 - The Detroit Edison Company (rehearing) - 2/5/2003

Order adopted dated February 5, 2003 denying the petitions for rehearing filed by the Association of Businesses Advocating Tariff Equity and the Attorney General related to certain approvals granted in connection with the transfer and sale of The Detroit Edison Company’s transmission facilities, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-13646 - The Detroit Edison Company (rehearing) – 2/5/2003
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-13646



U-13693 - Commission's Own Motion (security cost filing requirements) - 2/5/2003

Adopting the filing requirements for the recovery of enhanced security costs per Exhibit A of the Order.

  • PDF - U-13693 - Commission’s Own Motion (security cost filing requirements) – 2/5/2003



U-13695 - Commission's Own Motion (electric supply reliability) - 2/5/2003

Adopted order dated February 5, 2003 requiring Consumers Energy Company, The Detroit Edison Company, and Indiana Michigan Power Company to file assessments of the ability of the utilities to meet customers’
expected electric requirements in 2003 and requesting the utilities’ affiliates and alternative electric suppliers to voluntarily file similar assessments, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-13695 - Commission’s Own Motion (electric supply reliability) – 2/5/2003
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-13695
  • Press Release



U-12134 - Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company (code of conduct rehearing) - 1/21/2003

Order adopted dated January 21, 2003 granting the request for
waiver filed by Alpena Power Company, granting the petition for rehearing
and request for waiver filed by Northern States Power Company-Wisconsin,
d/b/a Xcel Energy, and granting in part and denying in part the petition for
rehearing and request for waivers filed by Wisconsin Public Service
Corporation, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-12134 - Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company (code of conduct rehearing) – 1/21/2003
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12134



U-13502 - The Detroit Edison Company (affiliate transaction guidelines) - 1/21/2003

Approval of settlement as set forth in Exhibit A of Order U-13502

  • PDF - U-13502 - The Detroit Edison Company (affiliate transaction guidelines) – 1/21/2003
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-13502



U-13160 - Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association, Cherryland Electric Cooperative, Cloverland Electric Cooperative, Great Lakes Energy Cooperative, HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Midwest Energy Cooperative, The Ontonagon County Rural Electrification Association, Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op, and Thumb Electric Cooperative (accounting) - 1/22/2002

    Order granting the request by nine cooperatives for authority to use deferral accounting for costs associated with the implementation of electric customer choice and the implementation and administration of unbundling.

  • PDF - U-13160 - Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association, Cherryland Electric Cooperative, Cloverland Electric Cooperative, Great Lakes Energy Cooperative, HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Midwest Energy Cooperative, The Ontonagon County Rural Electrification Association, Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op, and Thumb Electric Cooperative (accounting) - 1/22/2002



U-12966 - The Detroit Edison Company (unbundling) - 12/20/2001

    Order rejecting The Detroit Edison Companyís application to unbundle its retail electric rates and requiring the filing of a new application.

  • PDF - U-12966 - The Detroit Edison Company (unbundling) - 12/20/2001
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12966


U-12639 - Commission's Own Motion (net stranded costs) - 12/20/2001

    Order establishing a methodology to calculate net stranded costs, and setting the transition charges for 2002 for Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company.

  • PDF - U-12639 - Commission's Own Motion (net stranded costs) - 12/20/2001
    • PDF - U-12639 - Concurring Opinion Of Chairman Laura Chappelle - 12-20-2001
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12639


U-12489 - The Detroit Edison Company (retail open access tariffs) - 12/20/2001

    Order approving approving tariffs for the provision of retail open access service by The Detroit Edison Company.

  • PDF - U-12489 - The Detroit Edison Company (retail open access tariffs) - 12/20/2001
    • PDF - Exhibit A, Tariffs
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12489


U-12488 - Consumers Energy Company (retail open access tariffs) - 12/20/2001

    Order approving approving tariffs for the provision of retail open access service by Consumer Energy Company.

  • PDF - U-12488 - Consumers Energy Company (retail open access tariffs) - 12/20/2001
    • PDF - Exhibit A, Tariffs
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12488


U-12487 - Commission's Own Motion (disclosure standards) - 12/20/2001

    Order approving standards for the disclosure of certain information by suppliers of retail electric service to their customers and further approving standards by which electric service suppliers must inform their customers about the environmental characteristics of their electricity products.

  • PDF - U-12487 - Commission's Own Motion (disclosure standards) - 12/20/2001
    • PDF- Exhibit A, Minimum Standards For Disclosures, Explanations, And Sales Information For Retail Electric Service
    • PDF - Exhibit B, Illustrative Form For The Public Disclosure Of The Fuel Mix and Environmental Characteristics Of A Supplierís Electricity Products
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12487


U-12270 - Commission's Own Motion (distribution standards) - 12/20/2001

    Order commencing a rulemaking proceeding to adopt service quality and reliability standards for electric distribution systems subject to the Commissionís jurisdiction and requiring the collection of certain data by electric utilities.

  • PDF - U-12270 - Commission's Own Motion (distribution standards) - 12/20/2001
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Cases Nos. U-12270


U-13129 - Regarding Administration and Operation of the Low-Income and Energy Efficiency Fund - 11/20/01

    Order approving a procedural framework for the administration and operation of the Low-Income and Energy Efficiency Fund pursuant to Section 10d(6) of the Customer Choice and Electricity Reliability Act.


U-12780 & U-12781 - Approvals in connection with Section 10v of 2000 PA 141 - 11/20/01

    Order closing dockets regarding electric utilities' joint plan to expand, by June 5, 2002, available transmission capability..

  • PDF - U-12780 & U-12781 - - 11/20/01
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Cases Nos. U-12780 & U-12781


U-12640 - On the Commission's own motion, to implement Section 10a(3) of Public Act 141 of 2000 - 11/20/01

    Order adopting standards protecting electric customers in this state from slamming and cramming, consistent with the Customer Choice and Electricity Reliability Act.

  • PDF - U-12640 - Implementing Section 10a(3) of Public Act 141 of 2000 - 11/20/01
    • PDF - Exhibit A - U-12640 - Slamming and Cramming Procedures - 11/20/01
  • Press Release


U-12134 - Consumers Power Company and The Detroit Edison Company (code of conduct rehearing) - 10/29/01

    Order addressing issues raised on rehearing and adopting a code of conduct consistent with the Customer Choice and Electricity Reliability Act. For more information, see Code of Conduct page.

  • PDF - U-12134 - Consumers Power Company and The Detroit Edison Company (code of conduct rehearing) - 10/29/01
    • PDF - Exhibit A - U-12134 - Code of Conduct - 10/29/01
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12134


U-12649 - Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Edison Sault Electric Company, U-12650 - Wisconsin Public Service Corporation and Upper Peninsula Power Company, U-12651 - Northern States Power Company-Wisconsin, d/b/a Xcel Energy, U-12652 - Indiana Michigan Power Company, d/b/a AEP, and U-12655 - Alpena Power Company (customer choice implementation) - 10/11/2001

    Order approving the settlement agreement and authorizing Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Edison Sault Electric Company, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, Upper Peninsula Power Company, Northern States Power Company-Wisconsin, d/b/a Xcel Energy, Indiana Michigan Power Company, d/b/a AEP, and Alpena Power Company to implement Customer Choice and Electricity Reliability Act implementation plans

  • PDF - U-12649 - Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Edison Sault Electric Company, U-12650 - Wisconsin Public Service Corporation and Upper Peninsula Power Company, U-12651 - Northern States Power Company-Wisconsin, d/b/a Xcel Energy, U-12652 - Indiana Michigan Power Company, d/b/a AEP, and U-12655 - Alpena Power Company (customer choice implementation) - 10/11/2001
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12649
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12650
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12651
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12652
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12655

U-12133 - CHOICE Advisory Council (proposal) - 10/11/2001

    Order approving the CHOICE Advisory Council settlement agreement, together with the electric-only program, is approved. As provided under the electric-only program alternative. The settlement does not prescribe the educational program to be undertaken by gas utilities.

  • PDF - U-12133 - CHOICE Advisory Council (proposal) - 10/11/2001
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12133

U-13129 - Commission's Own Motion (low-income and energy efficiency fund) - 10/2/2001

    Order setting up a public hearing regarding the establishment of a process for the administration and operation of the Low-Income and Energy Efficiency Fund which shall be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2001 at the Commissionís offices. Written comments must be submitted to the Michigan Public Service Commission and must be received on or before October 12, 2001

  • PDF - U-13129 - Commission's Own Motion (low-income and energy efficiency fund) - 10/2/2001
  • Press Release


U-12133 - CHOICE Advisory Council (customer education program) - 7/25/2001

    Order requiring gas utilities to file statements regarding whether they will participate in a combined electric and gas CHOICE educational program and commit their allocated share of the program funding. Appoints CHOICE Advisory Council subcommittee as recommended by the Commission Staff on March 16, 2001.

  • PDF - U-12133 - CHOICE Advisory Council (customer education program) - 7/25/2001
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12133

U-13029 - Consumers Energy Company (tariff revision) - 7/25/2001

    Order approving the application filed by Consumers Energy Company for authority to establish an optional program designed to encourage the use of renewable resources.

  • PDF - U-13029 - Consumers Energy Company (tariff revision) - 7/25/2001
    • PDF - Exhibit A - U-13029 - Proposed Tariff Sheets - 7/25/01
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-13029


U-12270 - Commission's Own Motion (distribution performance standards) - 7/11/01

    Order proposing electric distribution system performance standards and establishing a schedule for the submission of comments and reply comments. Interested persons shall have until August 21, 2001 to file initial comments. Reply comments shall be filed no later than September 21, 2000.

  • PDF - U-12270 - Commission's Own Motion (distribution performance standards) - 7/11/01
    • PDF - Exhibit A - U-12270, Proposed Electric Distribution System Performance Standards - 7/11/2001
    • PDF - Exhibit B - U-12270, Glossary - 7/11/2001
    • PDF - Exhibit C - U-12270, Michigan Metropolitan Areas Map - 7/11/2001
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12270

U-12358 - Consumers Energy Company (implementation costs) - 7/11/01

    Order approving retail access program implementation costs incurred during 1999 by Consumers Energy Company.

  • PDF - U-12358 - Consumers Energy Company (implementation costs) - 7/11/01
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12358


U-12487 - Commission's Own Motion (disclosure requirements) - 6/5/2001

    Order requesting the submission of comments on standards for the disclosure of certain information by suppliers of retail electric service to their customers and further requesting the submission of comments on standards by which electric service suppliers must inform their customers about the environmental characteristics of their electricity products.

  • PDF - U-12487 - Commission's Own Motion (disclosure requirements) - 6/5/2001
    • PDF - Exhibit A - U-12487, Minimum Standards for Disclosures, Explanations, and Sales Information for Retail Electric Service - 6/5/2001
    • PDF - Exhibit B - U-12487 - Electricity Environmental Characteristics Tabular Format Example- 6/5/2001
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12487



U-12915 - Commission's Own Motion (renewables energy program) - 4/17/2001

Order inviting interested persons to file comments related to the Commission Staff's December 14, 2000 proposal for implementation of the Michigan Renewables Energy Program. Comments should be filed by May 17, 2001, and reply comments should be filed by May 31, 2001.

  • PDF - U-12915 - Commission's Own Motion (renewables energy program) - 4/17/2001
  • PDF - U-12915 Exhibit A: Renewables Energy Program Proposal - 4/17/2001
  • Press Release
  • PDF - Comments, Reply Comments Submitted - 5/17/2001


U-12359 - The Detroit Edison Company (implementation cost recovery) - 3/29/01

Order adopting the findings and recommendations of the Proposal for Decision and authorizing The Detroit Edison Company to recover up to $20,388,165 of its direct access program implementation costs incurred during 1999.

  • PDF - U-12359 - The Detroit Edison Company (implementation cost recovery) - 3/29/01
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12359


U-12133 - CHOICE Advisory Council (customer education program) - 3/7/2001

Order reopening the proceedings and directing the parties to make revisions to the CHOICE Advisory Council's statewide education program and a proposed settlement agreement providing for its implementation.

  • PDF - U-12133 - CHOICE Advisory Council (customer education program) - 3/7/2001
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12485


U-12485 Commission's Own Motion (interconnection standards) - 2/5/2001

Order directing all electric utilities under the Commission's jurisdiction to file within 90 days, proposed standards for the interconnection of merchant plants with their transmission and distribution systems. Other interested parties have 30 days to submit comments on the proposals filed by the utilities.

On June 19, 2000, the Commission commenced this proceeding for the purpose of implementing MCL 460.10e(3); MSA 22.13(10e)(3). The Staff submitted a final report to the Commission on October 2, 2000.

  • PDF - U-12485 Commission's Own Motion (interconnection standards) issued 2/5/2001
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12485


U-12134 - Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company (motion) - 1/23/2001

Order granting, in part, the joint request for immediate interim relief and extending the schedule for filing code of conduct compliance plans, as set forth in the order. Several petitions for rehearing, reconsideration, and clarification of the Commission's December 4, 2000 were submitted in this case. Responses to those petitions are due January 24, 2001.

  • PDF - U-12134 - Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company (motion) - 1/23/2001
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12134


U-12780 - AEP/Indiana Michigan Power Co., U-12781 - Intl. Trans. Co., Consumers Energy Co., and Great Lakes Energy Coop. - 1/4/2001

Order consolidating Cases Nos. U-12780 and U-12781 for hearing.

  • PDF - U-12780 - AEP/Indiana Michigan Power Co., U-12781 - Intl. Trans. Co., Consumers Energy Co., and Great Lakes Energy Coop. - 1/4/2001
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12780
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12781


U-12639 - Commission's Own Motion (appeal) - 1/4/2001

Order granting applications for leave to appeal and clarifying the scope of a contested case proceeding commenced on the Commission's own motion to implement statutory provisions for determining net stranded costs.

  • PDF - U-12639 - Commission's Own Motion (appeal) - 1/4/2001
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12639


U-12505 - Consumers Energy Co. (rehearing) - 1/4/2001

Order granting in part and denying in part the petition for rehearing or clarification filed by Consumers Energy Company.

  • PDF - U-12505 - Consumers Energy Co. (rehearing) - 1/4/2001
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12505


U-12478 - The Detroit Edison Co. (rehearing) - 1/4/2001

Order granting in part and denying in part the petition for rehearing filed by The Detroit Edison Company and clarifying the November 2, 2000 order.

  • PDF - U-12478 - The Detroit Edison Co. (rehearing) - 1/4/2001
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12478


U-12134 Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company (code of conduct) - 12/4/2000

Order adopting a code of conduct to promote the development of competition, consistent with the Customer Choice and Electricity Reliability Act for Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company. For more information, see Code of Conduct page.

  • PDF - U-12134 Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company (code of conduct) - 12/4/2000
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12134


U-12726 Consumers Energy Company (transmission facilities) - 12/4/2000

Order adopting proposal of Consumers Energy Company regarding the sale of its transmission assets.

  • PDF - U-12726 Consumers Energy Company (transmission facilities) - 12/4/2000


U-10840 - The Detroit Edison Company (rehearing)- 11/20/2000

Order denying various motions and petitions and closing this docket related to The Detroit Edison Company's capacity solicitation process and retail wheeling experiment.

  • PDF - U-10840 - The Detroit Edison Company (rehearing)- 11/20/2000


U-11290 - Commission's Own Motion, U-11451 - Consumers Energy Company, and U-11452 - The Detroit Edison Company (retail open access) - 11/20/2000

Order closing these dockets that address retail open access issues for Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company.

  • PDF - U-11290 - Commission's Own Motion, U-11451 - Consumers Energy Company, and U-11452 - The Detroit Edison Company (retail open access) - 11/20/2000
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-11290


U-12478 - The Detroit Edison Co. (securitization)- 11/2/2000

Order authorizing The Detroit Edison Company to securitize up to $1,774,202,000 of its after-tax qualified costs, to create one or more special purpose entities for use in issuing its securitization bonds, to implement and collect securitization and tax charges, to apply appropriate accounting and amortization methodologies, and to use the cost savings arising from securitization to reduce the rates charged to its bundled sales and retail open access customers.

  • PDF - U-12478 - The Detroit Edison Co. (securitization)- 11/2/2000
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12478


U-12505 - Consumers Energy Company (securitization) - 10/24/2000

Order authorizing Consumers Energy Company to securitize up to $468,592,000 of its after-tax qualified costs, to create one or more special purpose entities for use in issuing its securitization bonds, to implement and collect securitization and tax charges, to apply appropriate accounting and amortization methodologies, and to use the cost savings arising from securitization to reduce the rates charged to its bundled sales and retail open access customers.

  • PDF - U-12505 Consumers Energy Company (securitization)- 10/24/2000
  • Press Release
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12505


U-11955 - Consumers Energy Company and U-11956 - The Detroit Edison Company (true-up)- 10/24/2000

Order approving retail access program implementation costs incurred during or prior to 1998 by Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company.

  • PDF - U-11955 - Consumers Energy Company and U-11956 - The Detroit Edison Company (true-up)- 10/24/2000
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case Nos. U-11955 and U-11956


U-12639 - Commission's Own Motion (stranded costs)- 10/24/2000

Order establishing a contested case proceeding to be held to implement the provisions for determining net stranded costs set forth in Section 10a(10) of 2000 PA 141. A prehearing conference will be held in the Commission's offices located at 6545 Mercantile Way, Lansing, Michigan at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2000. Any person wishing to intervene and become a party to the case shall file a petition to intervene in accordance with the Commission's Electronic Filings program by Monday, November 20, 2000.

  • PDF - U-12639 - Commission's Own Motion (stranded costs)- 10/24/2000
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12639


U-12478 - The Detroit Edison Company (motion)- 10/24/2000

Order denying a motion by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce for summary disposition of an application filed by The Detroit Edison Company relating to securitization.

  • PDF - U-12478 - The Detroit Edison Company (motion)- 10/24/2000
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12478


U-12266 - The Detroit Edison Company (rehearing)- 10/24/2000

Order denying petitions for rehearing filed by Attorney General Jennifer M. Granholm and the Association of Businesses Advocating Tariff Equity with respect to an order granting, with conditions, certain determinations requested in an application by The Detroit Edison Company.

  • PDF - U-12266 - The Detroit Edison Company (rehearing)- 10/24/2000
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12266


U-12640 Commission's Own Motion (Section 10a(3) of Act 141)- 10/6/2000

Order inviting interested persons to file a statement of their position, to submit a detailed proposal regarding anti-slamming and anti-cramming procedures and to comment on any similarities and differences between their proposed procedures and the procedures adopted pursuant to orders in Cases Nos. U-11757 and U-11900, which concern anti-slamming procedures applicable to the telecommunications industry. Such statements and detailed proposals shall be filed no later than December 1, 2000. Replies to detailed proposals are due no later than December 15, 2000.

  • PDF - U-12640 Commission's Own Motion (Section 10a(3) of Act 141)- 10/6/2000


U-12464 Commission's Own Motion (rehearing) - 10/6/2000

Order finding that the Commission's interpretation of Section 10d in the August 4, 2000 order was intended to be consistent with the statute and did not result in any disallowance of Consumers Energy Company's right to full recovery from its customers of all avoided costs payable to the Michigan Power Limited Partnership and the Ada Cogeneration Limited Partnership pursuant to their power purchase agreements with Consumers Energy Company. Grants petition for rehearing.

  • PDF - U-12464 Commission's Own Motion (rehearing)issued 10/6/2000


U-10840 - The Detroit Edison Company (tariff revision) - 8/4/2000

Order approving certain amendments to The Detroit Edison Company's Experimental Retail Access Service tariff, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-10840 The Detroit Edison Company (tariff revision) - 8/4/2000
  • PDF - Attachment A - tariff sheets


U-12464 Commission's Own Motion (Base Rate Adjustment) - 8/4/2000

Order finding that Consumers Energy Company's proposed increase in the electric base rate adjustment is contrary to Section 10d of 2000 PA 141 and requiring Consumers Energy Company to file tariffs that conform to this order.

  • PDF - U-12464 Commission's Own Motion (Base Rate Adjustment)issued 8/4/2000


U-12533 Commission's Own Motion (market power - comments) - 7/17/2000

Order providing an opportunity for interested persons to comment on issues related to electric market power in the Upper Peninsula, as required by subsection 10f(6) of 2000 PA 141, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-12533 Commission's Own Motion (market power - comments) - 7/17/2000


U-12464 Commission's Own Motion (Comments) - 7/6/2000

Order requested that interested persons comment on whether Consumers Energy Company's proposed increase in the base rate adjustment is consistent with Section 10d of 2000 PA 141, and on the duration of the proposed increase if implemented, by filing comments on or before July 20, 2000 and reply comments on or before July 27, 2000.

  • PDF - U-12464 Commission's Own Motion (Comments) issued 7/6/2000

Commission Orders of June 19, 2000 about Electric Utility Restructuring

At the June 19, 2000 meeting of the Michigan Public Service Commission, several orders about electric utility restructuring were issued including the following :

  • Press Release

    U-11915 Commission's Own Motion (electric supplier licensing) - 6/19/2000

  • The Michigan Public Service Commission approved a licensing procedure for alternative electric suppliers. The Commission also directed MPSC staff to submit draft licensing application forms and processing instructions to the Commission within 14 days.

    • PDF - U-11915 Commission's Own Motion (electric supplier licensing) issued 6/19/2000
    • Press Release - June 19, 2000 - Commission's Own Motion(electric supplier licensing)

U-12133 Choice Advisory Council (funding mechanism) - 6/19/2000

    The Michigan Public Service Commission reopened this proceeding to provide the opportunity for the parties to address the effect of the P.A. 141, particularly the funding for the education program.

    • PDF - U-12133 Choice Advisory Council (funding mechanism) issued 6/19/2000
    • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12133

U-12134 Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company (code of conduct) - 6/19/2000

    The Commission suspended the schedule previously set by the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and directed the parties and the ALJ to address how this case should now proceed, including the possibility of the need to issue an additional notice. The ALJ shall schedule further proceedings to comply with subsection 10a(4).

    • PDF - U-12134 Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company (code of conduct) issued 6/19/2000
    • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12134

U-12464 Commission's Own Motion (Federal funding for low-income programs) - 6/19/2000

    The Commission ordered each utility to file a report, within 30 days of learning of any reduction in federal funding for low-income and energy assistance programs, the amount of the reduction and the effect on its Michigan customers.

    • PDF - U-12464 Commission's Own Motion (Federal funding for low-income programs) issued 6/19/2000

U-12464 Commission's Own Motion (Public Act 141 implementation plans) - 6/19/2000

    The Commission ordered each investor owned electric utility, other than Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company, to file, no later than October 2, 2000, a restructuring plan in compliance with the act that permits all of its retail customers to choose an alternative electric supplier no later than January 1, 2002. Each filing shall be in a new docket, and will be subject to contested case proceedings. Each cooperative electric utility with any customer having a peak load of one megawatt or more shall do likewise. Any cooperative that does not have a customer with a peak load of one megawatt or more at this time shall file its plan within 30 days of commencing service to a customer with a peak load of one megawatt or more. See implementation plans.

    • PDF - U-12464 Commission's Own Motion (Public Act 141 implementation plans) issued 6/19/2000

U-12485 Commission's Own Motion (interconnection standards) - 6/19/2000

    The Commission ordered that the Commission Staff shall consult with electric utilities operating in Michigan, owners and operators of merchant plants and proposed merchant plants in Michigan, and other relevant stakeholders to develop standards for the interconnection of merchant plants, and shall file a status report concerning the results of those consultations by August 31, 2000 and a final report by October 2, 2000.

    • PDF - U-12485 Commission's Own Motion (interconnection standards) issued 6/19/2000
    • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12485

U-12486 Commission's Own Motion (mercury emissions) - 6/19/2000

    The Commission ordered that each owner or operator of electrical power generating facilities in Michigan shall file a report within 90 days on its compliance with all applicable federal Environmental Protection Agency regulations governing mercury emissions for its facilities and by January 31 of each succeeding year.

    • PDF - U-12486 Commission's Own Motion (mercury emissions) issued 6/19/2000

U-12487 Commission's Own Motion (customer information and environmental notice) - 6/19/2000

    The Commission ordered that interested persons shall submit proposals to implement the customer information and environmental notice requirements of 2000 PA 141 no later than August 22, 2000.

    • PDF - U-12487 Commission's Own Motion (customer information and environmental notice) issued 6/19/2000

U-12488 Consumers Energy Company (open access tariffs) - 6/19/2000

    The Commission ordered that Consumers Energy Company shall file, by September 20, 2000, revised tariffs to implement the Rate DA and retail open access programs.

    • PDF - U-12488 Consumers Energy Company (open access tariffs) issued 6/19/2000
    • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12488

U-12489 The Detroit Edison Company (open access tariffs) - 6/19/2000

    The Commission ordered that The Detroit Edison Company shall file, by September 20, 2000, revised tariffs to implement the experimental and retail open access programs.

    • PDF - U-12489 The Detroit Edison Company (open access tariffs) issued 6/19/2000
    • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12489


U-12464 Commission's Own Motion (Public Act 141) - 6/5/2000

Order required Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company to file, within 7 days, tariff sheets incorporating the 5% reduction in each rate element charged to residential customers as of May 1, 2000 and to implement the reduced rates for all residential bills rendered on and after the effective date of Enrolled Senate Bill No. 937.

The Order also required the utilities to include conspicuously on the face of each residential bill a notice informing the customer of the dollar amount of the saving that the customer received and to state that the savings are attributable to Public Act 141 of 2000.

The Order required Detroit Edison to not impose the surcharge authorized in Case No. U-11528-R.

  • PDF - U-12464 Commission's Own Motion (Public Act 141) issued 6/5/2000
  • EFile - Electronic Filings in Case No. U-12464
  • Press Release - June 5, 2000 - Commission's Own Motion (Public Act 141)


U-12134 Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company (leave to appeal) - 4/24/2000

Order granting the application for leave to appeal filed by the Michigan Alliance for Fair Competition and reversing the ruling of the Administrative Law Judge, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-12134 Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company (leave to appeal) - 4/24/2000


U-12290 Commission's Own Motion (bid process) issued 3/14/00

In this order, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved modifications to the Retail Open Access Bidding Programs for The Detroit Edison Company and Consumers Energy Company. The order is based on suggested changes in the MPSC Staff Report on Bid Cycle One and comments on the report from several interested parties.

  • PDF - U-12290 Commission's Own Motion (bid process) issued 3/14/00
  • Press Release - March 14, 2000--Commission's Own Motion (bid process)


U-12327 Nordic Electric, LLC (declaratory ruling) issued 3/14/00

In this order, the Michigan Public Service Commission granted Nordic Electric, L.L.C.ís request for a declaratory ruling that the 180-day deadline set forth in Section F3 of Consumers Energy Companyís retail open access service standards shall be tolled to allow for examination of (1) the potential means for increasing the availability of firm transmission capacity to the Michigan Electric Coordinated System or utilizing in-stable resources to satisfy retail open access requirements, and (2) the possible need to revise Consumers Energy Companyís credit requirements.

  • PDF - U-12327 Nordic Electric, LLC (declaratory ruling) issued 3/14/00


U-12330 Nordic Electric, LLC (declaratory ruling) issued 3/14/00

In this order, the Michigan Public Service Commission granted Nordic Electric, L.L.C.'s request for a declaratory ruling that the 180-day deadline arising from Section 4.5 of The Detroit Edison Companyís retail access service tariff shall be tolled to allow for examination of (1) the potential means for increasing the availability of firm transmission capacity to the Michigan Electric Coordinated System or utilizing in-state resources to satisfy retail open access requirements, and (2) the possible need to revise The Detroit Edison Companyís credit requirements.

  • PDF - U-12330 Nordic Electric, LLC (declaratory ruling) issued 3/14/00


U-12272 CMS Marketing, Serv. & Trading vs. Detroit Edison issued 2/22/00

In this order, the Michigan Public Service Commission granted the complaint of CMS Marketing, Services and Trading Company alleging that Detroit Edison was attempting, in the context of the 90 megawatt experimental retail access program and the broader open access program, to require third-party suppliers to sign a contract obligating them to pay an emergency energy service charge that had not been approved .The Michigan Public Service Commission ordered Detroit Edison to withdraw contract provisions that are inconsistent with the Commissionís orders, and further ordered Detroit Edison to cease and desist from further violations of the Commissionís orders.

  • PDF - U-12272 CMS Marketing, Serv. & Trading vs. Detroit Edison issued 2/22/00


U-11290s et al. Commission's Own Motion (schedule) issued 10/28/99

In this order, the Michigan Public Service Commission requests public comments on the "MPSC Staff Report on Bid Cycle One", the Staff assessment of the first bid cycle of the electric retail open access program. Interested parties should file comments with the Commission by November 18, 1999.

  • PDF - U-11290s et al. Commission's Own Motion (schedule) issued 10/28/99
  • Press Release - October 28, 1999--Commission Soliciting Public Comments on MPSC Staff Report on Bid Cycle One


U-11290r Commission's Own Motion U-12134 Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company (codes of conduct) issued 9/14/99

In this order, the Michigan Public Service Commission is commencing a contested case proceeding to consider changes to the provisional codes of conduct approved for Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company in connection with the retail open access program.

  • PDF - Commission's Own Motion (Detroit Edison code of conduct) issued 9/14/99


U-11290q Commission's Own Motion U-12133 Choice Advisory Council (customer education) issued 9/14/99

In this order, the Michigan Public Service Commission is commencing a proceeding to address the allocation and recovery of costs for customer education in connection with the retail open access program.

  • PDF - U-11290q Commission's Own Motion U-12133 Choice Advisory Council (customer education) issued 9/14/99


U-11290p7 Commission's Own Motion (Detroit Edison code of conduct) issued 9/14/99

In this order, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved on a provisional basis a code of conduct for The Detroit Edison Company in connection with the implementation of the retail open access program.

  • PDF - Commission's Own Motion (Detroit Edison code of conduct) issued 9/14/99


U-11290o et al. Commission's Own Motion (restructuring) issued 8/17/99 -- Detroit Edison and Consumers Energy to indicate voluntary compliance with customer choice programs

This order sets a deadline of September 1, 1999 for The Detroit Edison Company and Consumers Energy Company to notify the Commission if they choose to voluntarily implement the customer choice program previously ordered by the Commission in six orders issued between June 5, 1997 and August 17, 1999.

  • PDF - U-11290o et al. Commission's Own Motion (restructuring) issued 8/17/99
  • Press Release

  • Voluntary Implementation -- Both Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison agreed to voluntary implementation of the customer choice program. The documents indicating their agreements are available in the Electronic Filing Project Case No. U-11290 section on the MPSC web site. Please see documents number 0046 for Consumers Energy Company and 0047 for the Detroit Edison Company.


U-11290n et al. Commission's Own Motion (scheduling) issued 6/30/99 -- Re Court Decision on Electric Customer Choice Program

In this order, the Michigan Public Service Commission requested briefs on the impact of a recent Court decision on the Commission-approved electric customer choice program. The Commission had previously authorized a program that would allow customers to begin choosing alternative electric suppliers by September 20, 1999. However, on June 29, 1999, the Michigan Supreme Court, on a 4-3 vote, ruled that the Commission lacked statutory authority to implement a similar experimental program. The Commission is requested briefs be filed by July 28, 1999 and reply briefs by August 11, 1999.

The Executive Secretary of the MPSC requested that copies of the briefs and reply briefs be filed electronically. The ones electronically filed are available on the MPSC web site, in the Electronic Filing Pilot Project area.

  • PDF - U-11290n et al. Commission's Own Motion (scheduling) issued 6/30/99
  • Press Release

Commission Orders of March 8, 1999 about Electric Utility Restructuring (U-11290 et al)

At the March 8, 1999 meeting of the Michigan Public Service Commission, several orders about electric utility restructuring were issued.  Those orders are listed below. 

The final Implementation Plan Tariffs for Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison are attached to copies of the orders.  In addition, seeImplementation Tariffs for PDF and HTML copies of the tariffs themselves.

Attached to the Order in Case No. U-11290 on final Implementation Plans is a Code of Conduct, proposed by Consumers Energy Company, and approved as modified by the order. 

See also MPSC Press Release about the March 8 restructuring orders. 

U-11916 Commission's Own Motion (commence proceedings) 3/8/99

    This order initiates proceedings to consider changes to the Commission's guidelines for transactions between affiliates and provides notice of hearing, as set forth in the order. Existing guidelines for Michigan natural gas utilities are attached to the order as Exhibit A. The hearing shall examine whether the Commission should modify the existing guidelines for transactions between affiliates and either expand or reduce the list of entities to which the guidelines apply. A prehearing conference will be held in the Commission's offices located at 6545 Mercantile Way, Lansing, Michigan at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 1999..

    • PDF - U-11916 Commission's Own Motion (commence proceedings) 3/8/99

U-11915 Commission's Own Motion (commence proceedings) 3/8/99

    This order initiates proceedings to consider implementation of a voluntary electric supplier licensing program and provides notice of the initial prehearing conference, to be held on March 29, 1999, as set forth in the order. A hearing shall be held to examine whether the Commission should adopt the voluntary electric supplier licensing program, which was proposed by the Commission Staff and is attached to this order as Exhibit A, as an alternative to requiring third-party suppliers of electricity to obtain certificates of public convenience and necessity before they can participate in Michigan's customer choice program.

    • PDF - U-11915 Commission's Own Motion (commence proceedings) 3/8/99 

     

U-11451/U-11452 Consumers Energy Company/Detroit Edison Company (tariff) 3/8/99

    This order approves the rates, terms, and conditions of standby service available to open access customers of Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company, as set forth in the order.

    • PDF - U-11451/U-11452 Consumers Energy Company/Detroit Edison Company (tariff) 3/8/99 

U-11290 Commission's Own Motion 3/8/99

    This order takes the final step necessary to allow electric customers in Michigan to choose an alternative electric supplier if they wish to do so. The Commission adopted implementation plans for Consumers Energy Company and Detroit Edison that will allow some customers of those utilities to choose alternative suppliers beginning September 20, 1999. Ultimately, all customers will be allowed to choose another supplier by January 1, 2002.

    • PDF - U-11290 et al. Commission's Own Motion (implementation) 3/8/99
    • Press Release -- March 8, 1999--Approval of Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison Implementation Plans, As Modified

U-11290l Commission's Own Motion 3/8/99

    On July 7, 1997, Wabash Valley Power Association, Inc., (Wabash) filed a petition for rehearing of the Commission's June 5, 1997 restructuring order (in U-11290 et al.). This order denies the petition for rehearing.

  • PDF - U-11290l Commission's Own Motion (rehearing) 3/8/99

U-10840b The Detroit Edison Company (tariff revision) 3/8/99

This order approves a tariff for The Detroit Edison Company to offer a limited, experimental retail access service, as set forth in the order. On April 14, 1998, the Commission issued an order in this proceeding that, among other things, approved an Experimental Service Rate for Customer-Procured Power for Detroit Edison. The April 14 order indicated that the tariff was approved for 90 megawatts (MW) of load, but may be used for more if required by Detroit Edison's plan for meeting its summer capacity need. The Detroit Edison Company shall develop an application form along with a proposal to expeditiously allocate the available capacity pursuant to the terms of the tariff and, within 14 days of the date of this order, file those items with the Commission and serve any party that requests a copy.

     

  • PDF - U-10840b The Detroit Edison Company (tariff revision) 3/8/99

U-11290k Commission's Own Motion (report) 12/28/98

This order requires The Detroit Edison Company and Consumers Energy Company to file reports to the Michigan Public Service Commission on the status of proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission necessary to implement the direct access program, as set forth in the order. In addition, the Commission stated that it would accept comments on the utility reports by January 22, 1999.

     

  • PDF - U-11290k Commission's Own Motion (report) 12/28/98
    • HTML Consumers Energy report in response to Commission order -- 01/08/99
    • HTML Detroit Edison report in response to Commission order -- 01/08/99

    • HTML Comments from Attorney General -- 01/22/99
    • HTML Comments from Shell Western E & P, Inc. (SWEPI)-- 01/22/99
    • HTML Comments from Association of Businesses Advocating Tariff Equity (ABATE) -- 01/22/99
    • HTML Comments from Association of Businesses Advocating Tariff Equity (ABATE) -- 01/26/99


U-11290 et al. Commission's Own Motion (schedule) 7/13/98

This order encourages interested parties to file comments on The Detroit Edison Company's and Consumers Energy Company's electric restructuring implementation plans. Written public comments should be filed with the Commission's Executive Secretary by August 10, 1998.

  • PDF - U-11290 et al. Commission's Own Motion (schedule) 7/13/98
  • Press Release -- July 13, 1998 -- Public Comments on Detroit Edison's and Consumers Energy's Implementation Plans 

U-11290 et al. Commission's Own Motion (clarification) 2/11/98

This order provides clarification of the Commission's January 14, 1998 Order on rehearing, in Cases Nos. U-11290, U-11449, U-11451, U-11452, U-11453, U-11454, and U-11456. It addresses power purchase agreements, true-up, stranded costs, rate freezes, municipalization, implementation issues, and reciprocal surcharge. The Commission directed, "On or before February 25, 1998, Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company shall file revised tariff sheets consistent with this and prior orders in these dockets."

  • PDF - U-11290 et al. Commission's Own Motion (clarification) 2/11/98
     
  • PDF (317 kb) Consumers Energy Company 2/25/98 Tariff Filing
  • PDF (303 kb) The Detroit Edison Company 2/25/98 Tariff Filing


U-11290 Commission's Own Motion (schedule) 1/21/98

This Commission order specifies a schedule for the filing of motions for clarification and responses. Because these cases (U-11290, U-11459, U-11451, U-11452, U-11453, U-11454, & U-11456) resolve interrelated matters related to restructuring the electric industry in Michigan, the Commission concludes that all motions for clarification should be considered together.

  • PDF - U-11290 Commission's Own Motion (schedule) 1/21/98


U-11337 Detroit Edison (transmission/distribution) 1/14/98
U-11283 Consumers Energy (transmission/distribution) 1/14/98

Commission orders establish the federal/state jurisdictional split regarding transmission and distribution facilities. The jurisdictional split will also require approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

  • PDF - U-11337 Detroit Edison (transmission/distribution) 1/14/98
  • PDF - U-11283 Consumers Energy (transmission/distribution) 1/14/98


U-11290 Commission's Own Motion (rehearing) 1/14/98

The Michigan Public Service Commission completed final action on rehearing orders -- in Cases Nos. U-11290, U-11449, U-11451, U-11452, U-11453, U-11454, and U-11456 -- required to introduce competition into the state's electric utility market. In addition to establishing the schedule for customer choice, the order resolves potential conflicts with federal tariffs, provides an initial estimation of stranded costs, adds clarity to the annual true-up mechanism, provides latitude in establishing the minimum bid to participate in open access, establishes a process for suspending the power supply cost recovery clauses and clarifies rates for standby service.


U-11290 Commission's Own Motion (customer focus issues) 1/8/98

The Michigan Public Service Commission invited interested parties to provide written comments on the MPSC staff report "Customer Focus Issues and Recommendations" by March 9, 1998. The 52-page report contains a discussion of customer protection recommendations.

  • PDF - U-11290 Commission's Own Motion (customer focus issues) 1/8/98
  • Press Release


Orders from October 29, 1997

The Michigan Public Service Commission issued orders in six contested cases to continue the process for introducing competition into the Michigan electric market.

A press release was issued, including a brief summary of all six orders.

U-11451/U-11452 Consumers Energy & Detroit Edison (retail access tariffs) 10/29/97

Tariffs: The Commission adjusted both Consumers Energy's and Detroit Edison's filed tariffs to eliminate conflicts with the Commission's June 5, 1997 order on restructuring and with the requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for electric transmission.

  • PDF - U-11451/U-11452 Consumers Energy & Detroit Edison (retail access tariffs) 10/29/97

U-11454 Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison (true-up mechanism) 10/29/97

    Stranded Cost True-up: The Commission's June 5, 1997 order on electric restructuring determined that an annual true-up mechanism would be used to adjust stranded costs for variations in the market price of power. The Commission determined that during its annual review of stranded costs that the stranded costs should be calculated using the actual contract prices that direct access customers pay for power rather than either of the proxies for the market price proposed by the utilities.

    • PDF - U-11454 Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison (true-up mechanism) 10/29/97


U-11456 Consumers Energy (performance based ratemaking) 10/29/97

    Performance-Based Ratemaking: Consumers Energy Company asked to have its distribution and customer charges adjusted annually for changes in the Consumers Price Index less 1%. The Commission determined that some index should be implemented but only after 5% of the utility's customer load is taking service under direct access. The Commission scheduled an additional hearing to determine what index should be used.

    • PDF - U-11454 Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison (true-up mechanism) 10/29/97

U-11453 Consumers Energy (PSCR clause suspension) 10/29/97
U-11449 The Detroit Edison Company (PSCR clause suspension)

    Power Supply Cost Reviews: Consumers Energy Company and Detroit Edison Company asked to suspend the current Power Supply Cost Review (PSCR) process, which provides for an annual review of each utility's fuel and power purchasing practices. The PSCR process would be replaced by a fixed charge for the transition period through 2001. The Commission determined that it would be appropriate to suspend the PSCR during the transition period, but only after 5% of the utility's customer load is taking service under direct access.

    • PDF - U-11453 Consumers Energy (PSCR clause suspension) 10/29/97
    • PDF - U-11449 The Detroit Edison Company (PSCR clause suspension)

 


U-11290 Commission's Own Motion (schedule) 10/29/97

On June 5, 1997, the Commission issued an order establishing a framework for restructuring the electric industry in Michigan, and establishing November 1 to 20, 1997 as the period for submitting bids for the first year. In this order, the Commission suspends the bidding schedule for the first increments of capacity. The Commission will issue a subsequent order setting the schedule for submitting bids.

  • PDF - U-11290 Commission's Own Motion (schedule) 10/29/97

 


U-11290 et al. Commission's Own Motion (restructuring) 7/14/97

This Order established contested case proceedings to consider the terms of the tariffs under which electric customers could choose another electricity supplier and other related issues. These hearings will define the rates, terms and conditions under which electric customers of Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison will be able to exercise choice.

  • PDF - U-11290 et al. Commission's Own Motion (restructuring) 7/14/97
  • Press Release

 


U-11290 Commission's Own Motion (restructuring) 6/5/97

This Order opens the state's electric utility market to competition. The order phases in competition beginning in 1997 through 2002, when full choice of electric providers will be made available to all.


U-11290 - Commission's Own Motion (restructuring) - 2/5/97

Citing the need for additional information before assessing the Staff Report on Electric Industry Restructuring (now Electric Customer Choice), the Michigan Public Service Commission requested Consumers Power Company and The Detroit Edison Company to make informational filings with the Commission to disclose how they would propose to implement the Staff Report.

  • PDF - U-11290 - Commission's Own Motion (restructuring) - 2/5/97
  • Press Release


U-11290 Commission's Own Motion (restructuring) 12/20/96

This order schedules public hearings on a plan to introduce competition into the State's electric utility industry. The hearings focus on the Commission Staff Report that was released December 19, 1996. The Report recommends a phased-in program of direct access (also known as customer choice) based on two fundamental principles: (1) all customers should be eligible to participate in the emerging competitive market, and (2) rates should not be increased for any customers and should be decreased where possible.


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