In October 2015, the Commission directed the Electric Reliability Division to form a Technical Advisory Committee for the purpose of considering the MPSC’s implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, Pub L No. 95-617, 92 Stat 3117 (PURPA). The PURPA Technical Advisory Committee held a series of meetings and a report was issued by Staff on April 8, 2016.  Following the issuance of the report, the Commission established separately docketed cases for all rate-regulated utilities and directed them to make avoided cost calculation filings in June 2016.  The cases are proceeding and links to each docket are provided below.

Alpena Power Company

Consumers Energy Company

DTE Electric

Indiana Michigan Power Company

Northern States Power

Upper Peninsula Power Company

Wisconsin Public Service Corporation

Wisconsin Electric Power Company


Final Report

PURPA TAC Meetings

December 8, 2015 Agenda | Elefant | MPSC Staff
January 13, 2016 Agenda MPSC Staff | PURPA Implementation
February 3, 2016 Agenda | Ken Rose | IPPC 1 | IPPC 2
February 10, 2016 Agenda | MPSC Staff | PURPA Administrative Process
March 3, 2016 Agenda

PURPA - Related Documents


Consumers Comments

IPPC Comments

ELCP/5Lakes Comments

Congressional Letters

FERC - PURPA Website

PURPA Title II Compliance Manual

PURPA Contract List – Prepared by MPSC Staff

Reviving PUPRA’s Purpose

A White Paper on the Energy Policy Act of 1992

IPU PURPA Resources