Electric Utility Supply Reliability Plans of Near and Longer-Term Electric Generation Capacity

For 2014-In its December 19, 2013 Order, Case No. U-17523, The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued an order requiring all regulated electric utilities, alternative electric suppliers, including utilities' affiliates, Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc., and Wabash Valley Power Association to file assessments of their ability to meet customers' expected electric requirements for the years 2014 through 2016. The assessments are due by March 28 2014. In addition, the MPSC is soliciting comments from the Midcontinent Independent System Operator,(MISO), PJM Interconnection, American Transmission Company (ATC), International Transmission Company (ITC), and Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC) by April 18. Comments on the assessments are due by April 18, 2014.


For 2013- In its December 20, 2012 Order, Case No. U-17178, The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued an order requiring all regulated electric utilities, alternative electric suppliers, including utilities' affiliates, Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc., and Wabash Valley Power Association to file assessments of their ability to meet customers' expected electric requirements in 2013. The assessments are due by March 29 2013. In addition, the MPSC is soliciting comments from the Midwest Independent Transmission Operator (MISO), PJM Interconnection, American Transmission Company (ATC), International Transmission Company (ITC), and Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC) by April 19. Comments on the assessments are due by April 19, 2013.


For 2012- In its December 20, 2011 Order, Case No. U-16932, The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued an order requiring all regulated electric utilities, alternative electric suppliers, including utilities' affiliates, Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc., and Wabash Valley Power Association to file assessments of their ability to meet customers' expected electric requirements in 2012. In addition, the MPSC is soliciting comments from Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO), American Transmission Company (ATC), International Transmission Company (ITC), and Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC) on the issues they believe are relevant to this investigation. The assessments are due by March 30, 2012. Comments on the assessments are due by April 20, 2012.


For 2011- In its December 21, 2010 Order, Case No. U-16515, The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued an order requiring all regulated electric utilities, alternative electric suppliers, including utilities' affiliates, Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc., and Wabash Valley Power Association to file assessments of their ability to meet customers' expected electric requirements in 2011. In addition, the MPSC is soliciting comments from Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO), American Transmission Company (ATC), International Transmission Company (ITC), and Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC) on the issues they believe are relevant to this investigation. The assessments are due by March 31, 2011. Comments on the assessments are due by April 21, 2011.


For 2010- In its January 11, 2010 Order, Case No. U-16160, The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued an order requiring all regulated electric utilities, alternative electric suppliers, including utilities' affiliates, Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc., and Wabash Valley Power Association to file assessments of their ability to meet customers' expected electric requirements in 2010. In addition, the MPSC is soliciting comments from Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO), American Transmission Company (ATC), International Tranmission Company (ITC) and Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC) on the issues they believe are relevant to this investigation. The assessments are due by March 31, 2010. Comments on the assessments are due by April 21, 2010.


For 2009- In its January 13, 2009 Order, Case No. U-15770, The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued an order requiring all regulated electric utilities, alternative electric suppliers, including utilities' affiliates, Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc., and Wabash Valley Power Association to file assessments of their ability to meet customers' expected electric requirements in 2009. In addition, the MPSC is soliciting comments from Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO), American Transmission Company (ATC), International Tranmission Company (ITC) and Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC) on the issues they believe are relevant to this investigation. The assessments are due by March 31, 2009. Comments on the assessments are due by April 21, 2009.


For 2008- In its January 28, 2008 Order, Case No. U-15481, The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued an order requiring all regulated electric utilities, alternative electric suppliers, including utilities' affiliates, Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc., and Wabash Valley Power Association to file assessments of their ability to meet customers' expected electric requirements in 2008. In addition, the MPSC is soliciting comments from Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO), American Transmission Company (ATC), International Tranmission Company (ITC) and Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC) on the issues they believe are relevant to this investigation. The assessments are due by March 31, 2008. Comments on the assessments are due by April 21, 2008.


For 2007- On January 31, 2007, Chairman Lark issued his report on Michigan's 21st Century Electric Energy Plan.


For 2007- In its January 30, 2007 Order, Case No. U-15163, The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued an order requiring all regulated electric utilities, alternative electric suppliers, including utilities' affiliates, Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc., and Wabash Valley Power Association to file assessments of their ability to meet customers' expected electric requirements in 2007. In addition, the MPSC is soliciting comments from Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO), American Transmission Company (ATC), International Tranmission Company (ITC) and Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC) on the issues they believe are relevant to this investigation. The assessments are due by April 13, 2007. Comments on the assessments are due by May 4, 2007.


For 2006- In its January 10, 2006 Order, Case No. U-14728, The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued an order requiring all regulated electric utilities, alternative electric suppliers, including utilities' affiliates, Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc., and Wabash Valley Power Association to file assessments of their ability to meet customers' expected electric requirements in 2006. In addition, the MPSC is soliciting comments from Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) on the issues it believes are relevant to this investigation. The assessments are due by April 14, 2006.


For 2006- In its January 10, 2006 Order, Case No. U-14231, The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is seeking written comments on the MPSC staff's final Capacity Need Forum report by March 1. In addition, the MPSC will conduct a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. on March 14 to provide an additional opportunity for commenting persons to make verbal presentations directly to the Commission. The purpose of the hearing is to allow parties to summarize their positions, emphasize key points, provide suggestions on how to proceed with the recommendations stated in the report, and make themselves available for questions from Commissioners.


For 2006- On January 3, 2006 The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) staff issued its report on Michigan's future electric capacity needs, indicating that Michigan's existing generation resources are adequate to meet the state's demand, but by 2009, growing demand will require that certain measures be undertaken to ensure that Michigan's electric grid keeps the power flowing.


For 2005- In its January 25, 2005 Order, Case No. U-14414, The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued an order requiring all regulated electric utilities, alternative electric suppliers, including utilities' affiliates, and Wolverine Powere Supply Cooperative, Inc. to file assessments of their ability to meet customers' expected electric requirements in 2005. The assessments are due by April 15, 2005.


For 2004- In its June 3, 2004 Order, Case No. U-14109, The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued an order finding that The Detroit Edison Company's summer 2004 capacity plan is deficient, reflects less than thorough planning, and falls short of the Commission's expectations. The order reminds Detroit Edison that it is fully responsible to fulfill its obligations to its retail customers to provide reliable electric service. The Commission also directed Detroit Edison to use a higher standard in planning to meet its projected demand.


For 2004- In its June 3, 2004 Order, Case No. U-14138, The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today granted limited authority to the Detroit Edison Company to purchase electric energy capacity from two of its affiliates this summer, thereby granting a determination regarding Section 32(k) of the Public Utlitiy Holding Company Act. The company has 10 days to notify the MPSC if it considers the conditions of the order to be unacceptable.


For 2004- In its April 5, 2004 Order, in Case No. U-14087, the Michigan Public Service Commission issued an order expanding its earlier (January 22nd) order that required electric assessments to now include all additional electric utilities. The order also requests that alternative electric suppliers (including electric utilities' affiliates) and Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative to file similar assessments voluntarily. The assessments are due by May 14.


For 2004- In its January 22, 2004 Order, in Case No. U-14005, the Michigan Public Service Commission required 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 2004 and requesting the utilities' affiliates and alternative electric suppliers to voluntarily file similar assessments. The updates were filed by March 31, 2004. Comments are to be filed by interested parties by April 30, 2004.


For 2003- In its February 5, 2003 Order, in Case No. U-13695, the Michigan Public Service Commission required Consumers Energy Company, The Detroit Edison Company, and Indiana Michigan Power Company and their affiliates to submit assessments of their abilities to meet customers' expected electric requirements in 2003. The updates were filed by March 31, 2003. Comments are to be filed by interested parties by April 30, 2003.


For 2002- In its February 25, 2002 Order, in Case No. U-13283, the Michigan Public Service Commission required Consumers Energy Company, The Detroit Edison Company, and Indiana Michigan Power Company and their affiliates to submit assessments of their abilities to meet customers' expected electric requirements in 2002. The updates were filed by March 29, 2002. Comments are to be filed by interested parties by April 30, 2002.


For 2001- In its January 23, 2001 Order, in Case No. U-12702, the Michigan Public Service Commission required Consumers Energy Company, The Detroit Edison Company, and Indiana Michigan Power Company to submit updates to their previously filed capacity plans reflecting any changes that are expected to occur as a result of the California situation, including changes in the wholesale market for electricity in the Midwest. The updates were filed on February 13, 2001. Comments are to be filed by interested parties by February 27, 2001.

  • Consumers Energy Company Electric Capacity Plan Update
  • The Detroit Edison Company Report on Summer 2001 Capacity Plan Update
  • Response of Indiana Michigan Power Company (d/b/a American Electric Power)

For 2001- In its November 2, 2000 Order in Case No. U-12702, the Michigan Public Service Commission required Consumers Energy Company, The Detroit Edison Company, and Indiana Michigan Power Company to file by December 15, 2000, an assessment of the ability of the utilities, their affiliates and other alternative electric suppliers to meet the electric demand of all customers in each of their service territories in 2001.

Comments on the capacity plans were filed on January 16, 2001 by the Attorney General, the Association of Businesses Advocating Tariff Equity, and Dynegy, Inc.

  • Consumers Energy Company Assessment of the Generation and Transmission Capacity Plan for Meeting Summer 2001 Peak Load Demand
  • The Detroit Edison Company Report on Summer 2001 Capacity Plan and The International Tramsmission Company Summer 2001 Capacity Plan
  • Response of Indiana Michigan Power Company (d/b/a American Electric Power)

For 2000- In its January 19, 2000 Order in Case No. U-12292, the Michigan Public Service Commission ordered American Electric Power Company, The Detroit Edison Company and Consumers Energy Company to file plans assessing their generation and transmission capacity for the upcoming summer and identifying their plans for meeting the electric demand of all electric customers. The Commission, asked the companies to include an assessment of the impact of the actions of their affiliates on their plans. The plans were to be filed with the Commission by February 8, 2000.

In its November 20, 2000 Order in Case No. U-12292, the Michigan Public Service Commission closed 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 2000.

  • Consumers Energy Company Assessment of the Generation and Transmission Capacity And Plan for Meeting Summer 2000 Peak Load Demand
  • The Detroit Edison Company Report on Summer 2000 Capacity Plan
  • Response of Indiana Michigan Power Company (d/b/a American Electric Power)