Friday, July 7, 2017

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 2016 Calendar Year Total Retail Sales882,667 MWh
UMERC 2016 Weather Adjusted Retail Sales (WARS)*883,112 MWh% of WARS
UMERC 2017 Customer Choice Cap88,311 MWh10.00%
Active Customer Choice Participation263,302 MWh29.82%
Pending Customer Choice Participation (Not yet served by an AES)0 MWh  0.00%
2016 Available Energy Allotments0 MWh  0.00%
Enrollments in Queue1
Total Load in Queue119,144 MWh 13.49%


*Normalization Methodology: Historically, both Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCo) and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPSC) have normalized sales on a system-wide basis, rather than a jurisdictional basis. The weather variables used to calculate WEPCo’s normalization adjustments were based on weather as measured at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, WI while the weather variables used to calculate WPSC’s normalization adjustments were based on weather as measured at Austin Straubel Airport in Green Bay, WI. (Since a vast majority of WEPCo’s weather-sensitive load was based within its Wisconsin jurisdiction, and the weather variables used to calculate the normalization adjustments were based on weather as measured at Milwaukee’s Airport, all of the weather normalization adjustments were applied to sales in the Wisconsin jurisdiction. Effectively, WEPCo’s actual and weather-normalized sales in its Michigan jurisdiction are identical.)

For the most recent summary of year-to-date sales, please refer to:
Appendix to Power Supply Cost Recovery (PSCR) 45-Day Report
Contacts
Christine Kane - Regulatory
Frances Hardrick / Kristy Schwab-Jacobs - Michigan Supplier Liaisons