Renewable Energy and Energy Optimization Plan Information Page
Michigan Public Service Commission

(Updated 3/09)

 

Enabling Legislation and Orders:
PA 295 of 2008
Commission Temporary Order U-15800

Formats of Renewable Energy Plans
  1. Investor-owned retail rate-regulated electric utilities (Both REP and EO)
  2. Retail rate-regulated rural electric cooperatives (Both REP and EO)
  3. Retail rate-regulated natural gas providers (EO only)
  4. Alternative electric suppliers (REP only)
  5. Municipally-owned electric utilities (Both REP and EO)
  6. Member-regulated rural electric cooperatives (Both REP and EO)

Enabling Legislation and Orders:

Public Act 295 of 2008 was signed into law on October 6, 2008 by Governor Jennifer Granholm. The Act promoted the development of clean and renewable energy and energy optimization through the implementation of standards that will cost-effectively provide greater energy security diversify the energy resources used to meet consumers’ needs, encourage private investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency and improve air quality.

Michigan Public Service Commission Temporary Order U-15800 was approved on December 4, 2008, as required by MCL 460.1191. Case No. U-15800 outlined formats of renewable energy and optimization plans and guidelines for requests for proposals for gas and electric suppliers subject to filing plans.

This Order will be in effect for no more than one year. (After that time, the Commission will commence a rulemaking proceeding soliciting comments and suggestions regarding the content of administrative rules in Case No. U-15900.)

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Formats of Renewable Energy Plans

Case No. U-15800 states categories of electric providers which must submit renewable energy plans:

1. Investor-owed retail rate-regulated electric utilities (IOUs - both REP and EO):

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2. Retail rate-regulated rural electric cooperatives (Co-ops - both REP and EO):

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3. Retail rate-regulated natural gas providers (EO only):

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4. Alternative energy suppliers (AES - REP only):
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5. Municipally-owned electric utilities (Muni's - both REP and EO):
 

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6. Member-regulated electric cooperatives (both REP and EO):
  • At this time, no cooperatives have elected to become member-regulated under 2008 PA 167, MCL 460.31 et seq.
 
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