2016 PA 341, Sec. 6V outlines new requirements for the Commission to implement title II, section 210 of PURPA 1978 as it relates to qualifying facilities. The act requires that the Commission conduct a proceeding at least every five years to ensure that procedures and rate schedules, including avoided cost rates, are just and reasonable based on PURPA and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations and orders implementing PURPA. Within one year of the effective date of the act, and every two years thereafter, the Commission shall issue a report describing the status of Qualifying Facilities (QFs) in the state, the current status of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for each QF, and the Commission’s efforts to comply with the requirements of PURPA.
The Commission issued an order in docket U-20095 to address issues related to the avoided cost rates for capacity. Interested parties may file written or electronic comments on the determination of utility capacity requirements over a 10-year planning horizon and the criteria for evaluating a legally enforceable obligation. Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 19, 2018.
Awaiting final PURPA orders for seven utilities
PURPA TAC Reports
PURPA TAC Events
PURPA - Related Documents
PURPA Contract List – Prepared by MPSC Staff