Capacity Demonstration

Provisions in 2016 PA 341 Sec. 6w require all electric providers to demonstrate to the MPSC that they have enough resources to serve the anticipated needs of their customers. 

Task Reports

On June 15, 2017, the MPSC issued an order in Case No. U-18197 providing guidance on the three threshold issues that were established by a previous order. In summary, the Commission found that:

1. The schedule laid out in Section 6w(8) should be implemented. That schedule not only represents the Legislature's intent, but also falls midway between the schedules proposed by the commenters. The Commission also found that proper alignment with MISO's procedures and requirements can be achieved by applying the schedule provided in the statute. 

2. The Commission agreed with the majority of commenters that a uniform methodology for capacity demonstration should be applied to all types of providers and all service territories. 

3. The Commission found that a locational requirement is required under Section 6w and that a locational requirement applicable to individual LSEs is allowed as part of the capacity obligations set forth by the Commission. 

i. At the same time, the Commission is not convinced that allocating a proportional share of the LCR among individual LSEs is the most equitable or reasonable allocation at this time. 

The Commission directed Staff to work with MISO and other parties to explore an equitable manner for allocating LCR among LSEs. Staff organized technical workgroup meetings on June 29, June 30 and July 10 for parties to discuss these issues. The agendas and presentations for these meetings are available under "Task Events" below.

Next Steps:

August 1, 2017 - Staff Report and Recommendations filed in U-18197
August 15, 2017 - Due date for comments on Staff Report
August 30, 2017 - Due date for reply comments on Staff Report
September 28, 2017 - Anticipated date of Commission Order

Task Events

August 1, 2017 Staff Recommendation
July 17, 2017 Written Position Summaries
July 10, 2017 Technical Conference Agenda
June 29-30, 2017

Technical Conference Signup
June 29th Technical Conference Agenda | Presentation
June 30th Technical Conference Agenda | Presentation

June 8, 2017

Technical Conference Agenda
MPSC Staff Presentation | MISO Presentation

April 26, 2017 Agenda | Presentation
April 11, 2017 Agenda

Task - Related Documents

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