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Provisions in 2016 PA 341 Sec. 6w require all electric providers to demonstrate to the MPSC that they have enough resources to serve the anticipated needs of their customers.
CAPCITY DEMONSTRATION 2023
All electric load-serving entities (LSE) in Michigan, including investor-owned electric utilities (IOU), electric cooperatives, municipal-owned electric utilities, and alternative electric suppliers (AES) are required to annually demonstrate to the Commission that it has sufficient planning resources four years forward to meet the needs of its customers.
The June 23, 2022 MPSC Order opened MPSC Docket No. U-21225 to receive capacity demonstrations from electric providers for the 2023 through 2026 planning years. The following filing dates are specified in the order:
- IOUs by December 21, 2022.
- AESs, Electric Cooperatives, and Municipal-Owned Electric Providers by February 9, 2023.
- A report on said demonstrations from the MPSC Staff by March 25, 2023.
CAPACITY DEMONSTRATION DOCUMENTS
U-21225 Reporting Template (Long Form)
U-21225 Reporting Template (Short Form)
2022/23 MISO Planning Resource Auction Results
2022/23 MISO Loss of Load Expectation Report
In the June 23, 2022 Order in MPSC Case U-21099, the Commission requested comments on many ongoing resource adequacy topics. Entities filed comments on or before September 1, 2022. These discussions may result in changes to the currently approved capacity demonstration processes and requirements.
In the June 23, 2022 Order in MPSC Case U-21099, the Commission opened MPSC Docket U-21250 as a contested proceeding for Spartan Renewable Energy, Inc., to show cause why it should not be found in violation of MCL 460.6w for the 2025/26 capacity demonstration in MPSC Docket U-21099.
The Michigan Supreme Court Order on April 2, 2020 reversed the decision of the Court of Appeals on the MPSC's authority to impose a local clearing requirement (LCR). Please see the issue brief for more information. The MPSC has received comments on implementation of a Michigan LCR per it’s request in the Case U-21099 Order listed above. The earliest application of a locational requirement would be in the 2023 capacity demonstration process for planning years 2027/2028.
The Statewide Reliability Mechanism (SRM) capacity charges for each utility’s service territory should be reviewed at least once per year in a contested case before the MPSC, concluding by December 1 each year. Typically, an IOU will conduct this process in it’s Power Supply Cost Recovery (PSCR) process.
In its August 31, 2022 Order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accepted the proposed tariff from the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) to implement a seasonal resource adequacy construct. As noted in MPSC Staff comments in MPSC Docket U-21099, this may result in changes to the currently approved capacity demonstration processes and requirements. The earliest application of a seasonal requirement in the Michigan capacity demonstration process would be in the 2023 capacity demonstration process for planning years 2027/2028.
HISTORICAL REFERENCES AND DOCUMENTS
Capacity Demonstration 2022: PY 2025/26
Docket U-21099 | Staff Report | Commission Order
Capacity Demonstration 2021: PY 2024/25
Docket U-20886 | Staff Report | Commission Order
Capacity Demonstration 2020: PY 2023/24
Docket U-20590 | Staff Report | Commission Order
Capacity Demonstration 2019: PY 2022/23
Docket U-20154 | Staff Report | Commission Order
Capacity Demonstration 2018: PY 2021/22
Docket U-18441 | Staff Report and Supplemental | Commission Order
Capacity Demonstration Development 2017
Docket U-18197 | Staff Recommendations | Commission Order
Staff Capacity Obligation Memo
(MPSC Dockets U-18441 and U-18197)
Technical Conference: December 20, 2022
Technical Conference: November 16, 2022
Technical Conference Agenda
Technical Conference Agenda
Technical Conference: June 29-30, 2017
Agenda | June 29th Presentation | June 30th Presentation
Technical Conference: June 8, 2017
Agenda | MPSC Staff Presentation | MISO Presentation
Stakeholder Meeting: April 26, 2017
Stakeholder Meeting Agenda