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 September 15, 2017, the MPSC issued an order in Case No. U-18197 outlining the format by which all electric providers in Michigan will be required to file their capacity demonstrations for planning years 2018-2021, pursuant to the State Reliability Mechanism as outlined by Section 6w of PA 341 of 2016. Also see the issue brief released by the Commission.

Also on September 15, 2017, the Commission issued an order in Case No. U-18441, opening a docket which will ultimately become the repository for all capacity demonstrations made by electric providers for planning years 2018-2021.

On October 11, 2017, the Commission issued an order in Case No. U-18444 to establish a forward locational requirement that would be applicable starting in the 2022 planning year. Please see docket U-18444 to review the order and press release as well as to participate in the contested case or to follow the case as it progresses.

Next Steps:

December 1, 2017 – Investor-owned utilities file capacity demonstration in U-18441.

February 9, 2018 – AES, Cooperative, and Municipally owned electric providers file
                               capacity demonstration in U-18441.

March 9, 2018 – Staff issues report outlining findings of capacity demonstration.  

             *If any show cause proceedings are required, they will be initiated before March 9, 2018.

Task Events

October 11, 2017 U-18444 Commission Order
September 15, 2017 U-18197 Commission Order
U-18441 Commission Order
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

U-18441 and U-18197 Staff Capacity Obligation Memo

U-18441 Capacity Demonstration Reporting Template