MPSC Reports on the Status of Electric Competition in Michigan

As of December 2017, there were just under 6,000 customers participating in the electric choice program. This represents approximately 1,962 MW of electric demand, which is a decrease of about 16 MW from 2016.  While there was a minimal decrease in the total electric choice load in 2017, electric choice participation remained slightly above 10% for each utility.  There continues to be approximately 7,000 queued customers statewide.

To date, Michigan remains one of 20 states that had full or limited restructuring of the competitive electric market.  Benchmark information comparing Michigan’s electric retail rates to the 20 restructured states, 10 largest states, Midwest states and the national average can be found in Section I (D) of this report.

In 2017, the Commission issued multiple orders that adhere to the established framework for Michigan’s electric customer choice programs and support the provisions of Public Act 141 of 2000, Public Acts 286 and 295 of 2008 and Public Act 341 of 2016.

Highlights of the report include:

  • Choice Participation Data in Michigan
  • Utility Specific 10 percent Cap Data
  • Benchmark Data for Michigan's Rates

The Customer Choice Program activity is incorporated in the specific utility charts updated monthly for Cloverland, Consumers Energy, DTE Electric Company, UPPCO, I&M, UMERC. The charts show cumulative number of customers, MW, enrolled and in-service on an eighteen month rolling forward basis. The most current monthly information is listed in the last column of each chart.

Comments or questions on these reports may be directed to:

Heather Cantin Stephanie Haney
Retail Choice 517-284-8250 Retail Choice 517-284-8250
Michigan Public Service Commission Michigan Public Service Commission
517-284-8266 517-284-8267