Demand Response

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Customers enrolled in demand response programs may be called upon to shift electricity consumption away from times of peak usage when electricity costs more to produce. These customers benefit through a lower rate. Demand response can also be a useful tool to avoid emergency situations where customer usage is expected to exceed available generation supply.

Third party demand response aggregation is a topic that the Commission has addressed through several Orders since 2016, and it was the topic of a series of stakeholder meetings in 2019. The Commission has reopened U-20348 in October 2020 for the purpose of accepting comments and reviewing the current demand response aggregation ban on the remaining MPSC-jurisdictional utility customers.

Actions to Date

Next Steps

  • Continue to monitor demand response wholesale aggregation 
    • Including U-20348 and any Commission action in that docket

Stakeholder Sessions



MI Power Grid Demand Response Stakeholder Sessions


Agenda | Presentations | Recording


Agenda | Presentations | Recording

February 19, 2020

Agenda | Presentations | Recording 

January 16, 2020

Agenda | Presentations | Recording

Staff Lead

Roger Doherty

Related Documents

Demand Response Aggregation (U-20348)

MI Power Grid - Demand Response (U-20628)

Related MPSC Case(s)

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