MPSC approves Detroit Thermal service to 9 Bedrock locations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   March 7, 2019

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LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Public Service Commission today approved an agreement allowing Detroit Thermal LLC to supply steam service to a company that manages property and buildings in Detroit.

Detroit Thermal will provide steam for up to 25 years to nine downtown locations controlled by Bedrock Management Services LLC (Case No. U-20459).

Limited liability corporations covered under today’s agreement

1208 Woodward

Hudson Buildings, 1200 block of Woodward Avenue

Monroe Developer

Monroe Buildings, 3.1 acre parcel bounded by Monroe Avenue, Cadillac Square, Bates Street, and Randolph Street

Innovative Acquisitions

Book Building, 1260 W. Washington, Blvd.

5725 Walnut

Buhl Building, 535 Griswold Ave.

One Webward Avenue

One Woodward building, 1 Woodward Ave.

660 Woodward Associates

First National Building, 660 Woodward Ave.

611 Webward Avenue Master Tenant

Chase Building, 611 Woodward Ave.

500 Webward

One Ally Center, 500 Woodward Ave.

160 W Fort

Federal Reserve building, 160 W. Fort Street

The settlement agreement will not change the rates Detroit Thermal charges its customers.

Detroit Thermal generates steam that is mainly used for heating and cooling commercial buildings, manufacturing sites, and public facilities in Detroit.

Other rulings today

PROTECTIVE ORDER CAN ACCOMPANY COMPANY FILINGS

Electric providers will be allowed to use an approved protective order and nondisclosure certificate when filing state reliability mechanism capacity demonstration filings for the 2018-19 through 2021-22 planning years required by Public Act 341 of 2016 (Case No. U-20154). The protective order balances the needs of the companies and the parties to collect, maintain, and use the confidential information while maintaining the confidentiality.

GAS, POWER COST RECOVERY FACTORS APPROVED

The MPSC approved settlement agreements for gas and power supply cost recovery factors for three utilities. The factors reflect the cost utilities pay to buy natural gas and other fuels to produce power.

  • Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-Op: Gas cost recovery factor of $0.4154 per hundred cubic feet for April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020 (Case No. U-20243).
  • Northern States Power Co.: Power supply cost recovery factor of $0.00558 per kilowatt-hour for 12 months ending Dec. 31 (Case No. U-20225).
  • Wisconsin Electric Power Co.: Power supply cost recovery factor of $0.00191 per kilowatt hour for service to Tilden Mining Co. from Jan. 1 to May 31 (Case No. U-20231).

XCLUTEL GRANTED TELECOM SERVICE LICENSE

Xclutel LLC, has been granted a license under the Michigan Telecommunications Act to provide basic local exchange service in Michigan (Case No. U-20301). Xclutel intends to operate in areas served by AT&T Michigan, Frontier North Inc., and Frontier Midstates Inc.

To look up cases from today’s meeting, access the eDockets filing system here.

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DISCLAIMER: This document was prepared to aid the public’s understanding of certain matters before the Commission and is not intended to modify, supplement, or be a substitute for the Commission’s orders. The Commission’s orders are the official action of the Commission.

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