Thursday, June 13, 2019

Michigan Customer Choice Cap Tracking

Customer Choice participation is limited to 10 percent of Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corporation's (UMERC) weather-adjusted sales for the previous calendar year. Current program status:


UMERC 2018 Calendar Year Total Retail Sales (Including Tilden)2,144,597 MWh
UMERC 2018 Weather Adjusted Retail Sales (WARS)*
(Including Tilden)
2,138,189 MWh% of WARS
UMERC 2019 Customer Choice Cap (Including Tilden)213,819 MWh10.00%
Active Customer Choice Participation276,267 MWh12.92%
Pending Customer Choice Participation (Not yet served by an AES)0 MWh  0.00%
2018 Available Energy Allotments0 MWh  0.00%
Enrollments in Queue1
Total Load in Queue133,167 MWh 6.23%


*Normalization Methodology: With the creation of UMERC, Residential and Small C&I sales in both the WPSC Rate Zone and the WEPCo Rate Zone are now weather normalized using Iron Mountain weather.  Both zones use the same monthly weather normalization coefficients for heating and cooling degree days (base = 65).  Twenty year rolling average weather is used for “normal” weather.