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MPSC Staff Solar Working Group

In December 2013, the Commission directed the MPSC Staff to convene a solar working group to discuss and determine possibilities for improving DTE Electric’s customer-owned SolarCurrents program including means for incorporating community solar into the program.  Additionally, Consumers Energy participated in the discussions.  The working group met approximately every 3 weeks from February through May 2014.  On July 1, 2014 the MPSC Staff issued its report summarizing the group’s work and posted the report in both DTE Electric’s U-17302 and Consumers Energy’s U-17301 renewable energy plan dockets.

The Commission has reconvened the Solar Working Group in May 2015 to specifically focus on a just and reasonable value of capacity in the VoS computation, considering capacity values in different contexts including at minimum the MISO annual auction, MISO Cost of New Entry, Consumers’ acquisition of capacity through private auction, embedded capacity costs, and tariffed costs for stand-by capacity.  The Commission ordered Staff to file a report in the U-17752 docket by September 30, 2015 describing recommendations for “a more predictable and fair VoS calculation method.”


Meeting Minutes, Attendees & Links

2015 July  - Solar Working Group Comments 

2015 September - Solar Working Group Report Comments

2015 June - Agenda | MPSC | Consumers Energy


Previous Meeting Information

2014 May 20 

Agenda | Minutes | Attendees | MPSC | UofM | EEI-Comer | EEI-Add'l Document | Martinez | DTE Electric

2014 April 29 

Agenda | Minutes | Attendees | Sunrun | ELPC

2014 April 8

Agenda | Minutes | Attendees | MPSC | 5Lakes

2014 March 18

Agenda | Minutes | Attendees | Consumers/DTE | MPSC | MPSC 2

2014 February 25

Agenda | Minutes | Attendees | MPSC | Rábago | GLREA

2014 February 4

Agenda | Minutes | Attendees


Value of Solar Resources & Documents


Community Based Solar Resources & Documents

Miscellaneous Links & Documents

Solar Tariff

MREP Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Presentations Archive