PURPA - Legally Enforceable Obligation

On November 8, 2018, the Commission issued an order directing Commission Staff to initiate a stakeholder process with the purpose of gathering input to assist Commission Staff with developing rules for defining and establishing a legally enforceable obligation (LEO) under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978.    

The topic of was part of the Commission’s comment proceeding in U-20095.

The rules governing interconnection, distributed generation program and legacy net metering, and PURPA legally enforceable obligation will potentially be combined into a single ruleset.  The planned timeframe to develop new rules is 9 months with the formal rulemaking process beginning in September 2019 with a target for new rules to be in place sometime in 2020. 

Stakeholder meetings are open to the public and will be held at the Commission Office located at 7109 West Saginaw Highway in Lansing.

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Task Events

July 18, 2019

Meeting Notice | Agenda

May 29, 2019

Meeting Notice | Agenda | Staff Draft Option 1 | Staff Draft Option 2 | NextEra Redline | NextEra Comments | EIBC Comments | EIBC Option 1 Redline | EIBC Option 2 Redline | Circle Power Comments and Redlines | MEGA Comments | ELPC and Vote Solar Redline | DTE Redline | Consumers Energy Comments and Redline Cypress Creek Comments | ABATE Comments | Heelstone Comments

March 18, 2019

Meeting Notice | Agenda

January 11, 2019

Meeting Notice | Agenda MPSC Presentation | Montana LEO | DTE Electric Comments | Consumers Energy Comments | Circle Power Comments | Torch Comments | MEGA Comments | MECA Comments | EIBC Comments | Next Era Energy Comments ELPC Comments | MI Biomass Comments and Redline | ABATE Comments | Consumers Energy Presentation


Task – Related Documents

November 8, 2018 Order Initiating Rulemaking Process

October 5, 2018 U-20095 Order (PURPA-related comment proceeding)