Demand Response

MI Power Grid Customer Engagement Stamp

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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.

Actions to Date

Next Steps

  • Establish stakeholder workgroup to meet with utilities, customers, Regional Transmission Organizations, and other interested parties to review demand response tariffs to:
    • Ensure increased participation
    • Improve performance
    • Review and update emergency operations procedures/alignment with wholesale markets
    • Improve communications with customers
    • Refine resource qualification understanding/process
  • Continue to monitor demand response wholesale aggregation 

Staff Report Timeline

  • May 12, 2020 - Comments/redlines to outline due to Staff
  • July 1, 2020 - Draft report released to stakeholders
  • July 17, 2020 - Comments/redlines to draft report due to Staff
  • July 24, 2020 - Final written comments wishing to be attached as an appendix to Staff's report due
  • July 31st, 2020 - Final report filed to docket

Stakeholder Sessions


Meeting Event | Agenda


Meeting Event | Agenda | Presentations | Recording


Meeting Event | Agenda | Presentations | Recording

February 19, 2020

Meeting Event | Agenda | Presentations | Recording 

January 16, 2020

Meeting Event | Agenda | Presentations | Recording

Staff Leads

Roger Doherty - Demand Response

Katie Smith - MI Power Grid Demand Response Stakeholder Workgroup
Erik Hanser - MI Power Grid Demand Response Stakeholder Workgroup

Related Documents

Related MPSC Case(s)

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