Integrated Resource Plan Filing Requirements/Schedule

2016 PA 341 Sec. 6t(3) requires the Commission to issue an order establishing filing requirements, including application forms and instructions, and filing deadlines for an integrated resource plan (IRP) filed by an electric utility whose rates are regulated by the Commission.  Sec. 6t(4) provides that the Commission may issue an order implementing separate filing requirements, review criteria and approval standards for electric utilities with fewer than 1,000,000 customers.  In 2017, the MPSC staff sought stakeholder input on the integrated resource plan filing requirements as part of the larger effort to gather input on IRP requirements for the state of Michigan as identified below.

On October 11, 2017, the MPSC issued an order in U-18461 requesting comments on draft IRP filing requirements and on draft alternative proposal filing requirements applicable in both IRP cases and certificate of necessity cases. Comments and reply comments were filed in Case No. U-18461. On December 20, 2017, the MPSC issued an order approving the IRP and alternative proposal filing requirements, as well as deadlines for Michigan utilities to file IRPs pursuant to PA 341 Sec. 6t. The expected current filing deadlines approved by the MPSC are as follows:

Consumers Energy - June 15, 2018: U-20165

Alpena Power Company - January 25, 2019: U-20300

Upper Peninsula Power Company - February 12, 2019: U-20350

DTE Electric - March 29, 2019: U-20471

Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp - April 19, 2019: U-20470

Northern States Power Company - July 31, 2019; U-18461

Indiana Michigan Power Company - August 14, 2019 

 

Staff Lead

Cathy Cole

 

Accomplishments

  • Established filing requirements, including application forms and instructions, and filing deadlines for rate regulated utilities
  • Two orders issued
  • Five stakeholder meetings held
  • Two rounds of informal comment and reply comment on the draft IRP filing requirements
  • One round of formal comments and reply comments

 

Additional Steps

  • Process filed IRP plans in 2018 and 2019

 

Task Events

August 31, 2017

Agenda

August 8, 2017

Agenda

August 3, 2017

Agenda | IRP Risk Analysis Presentation 

June 12, 2017

Agenda | Presentation

May 24, 2017 

Presentation | Feedback Request

 

Task - Related Documents

Integrated Resource Plan Overview

Order for approved IRP Filing Requirements

IRP Filing Requirements - 2nd Draft (Redline)

IRP Filing Requirements - 2nd Draft (Clean for comments)

Alternative Proposal Filing Requirements - 2nd Draft (Redline)

Alternative Proposal Filing Requirements - 2nd Draft (Clean for comments)

IRP Filing Requirements - 1st Draft

Filing Requirements for alternative proposals in IRP and CON cases

Integrated Resource Plan Timeline