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MPSC Orders on Electric Utility Customer Choice / Restructuring

Orders by Topic:
Most Recent
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 about the Consumers Energy Company Rate DA (Direct Access) Program. This program was established by a Commission November 14, 1996 Order in Cases Nos. U-10685, et al. That Order approved a settlement agreement which established a small scale direct access program for a limited number of Consumers Energy's large customers. 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 transmission and distribution facilities owned and operated by Consumers Energy to deliver electric energy and capacity to customers.

In addition, there are two other pages about related Commission orders. 

One indexes orders about customer choice (formerly known as restructuring), which is the process of introducing competition and customer choice into the electric utility industry. The other indexes orders about Alternative Electric Suppliers seeking certificates from the MPSC, in order to supply electric power and energy to retail customers in Michigan.


Michigan Public Service Commission Orders about Consumers Energy Company Rate DA


U-12692 First Power, L.L.C., Packaging Corporation of America, Borgess Hospital, Martin Marietta, and Cannon-Muskegon (Rate DA) - 12/4/2000

    This order requires that Consumers Energy Company shall continue to offer Rate DA to customers now on the rate at least until the Commission addresses the issue in an order in Case No. U-12488.

  • PDF - U-12692 First Power, L.L.C., Packaging Corporation of America, Borgess Hospital, Martin Marietta, and Cannon-Muskegon (Rate DA) - 12/4/2000

U-11485 CMS Marketing, Services and Trading Company (clarification) 8/20/98

    This order clarifies that CMS Marketing, Services and Trading Company may compete to serve the 34.3 megawatts of capacity opened to Rate DA by the July 24, 1998 order in Cases Nos. U-10685, U-10754, and U-10787 without Consumers Energy Company's having to agree to a further expansion of the Rate DA program beyond 100 megawatts, as set forth in the order.

  • PDF - U-11485 CMS Marketing, Services and Trading Company (clarification) 8/20/98


U-11673 Consumers Power Company (declaratory ruling) 7/24/98

    On April 9, 1998, Consumers Energy Company filed a petition for declaratory ruling regarding the eligibility of customers under the Rate DA program approved by the Commission's November 14, 1996 Order in Cases Nos. U-10685, U-10754, and U-10787. A lottery was used to determine customer eligibility for the limited capacity under Rate DA. The Commission decides that issues presented by the requests for declaratory ruling will either be addressed in the appropriate Act 69 proceedings or have been addressed in Case No. U-10787. Accordingly, the Commission declines to issue a declaratory ruling.

  • PDF - U-11673 Consumers Power Company (declaratory ruling) 7/24/98


U-11485 CMS Marketing (certificate of public convenience & necessity) 7/24/98

    The Commission agrees that affiliates of Consumers Energy Company, such as CMS Marketing, Services, and Trading (MST), should not be permitted to act as third-party suppliers for any part of the 100 MW reserved for Rate DA (approved by the Commission in its November 14, 1996 Order in Cases Nos. U-10685, U-10754, and U-10787). The Commission finds that MST should be allowed to participate only if Consumers agrees that the capacity will not be counted as part of the limited capacity available for Rate DA. Consumers should notify the Commission within 20 days of its decision on whether to allow MST to participate under these conditions.

  • PDF - U-11485 CMS Marketing (certificate of public convenience & necessity) 7/24/98


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