Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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 2019 Calendar Year Total Retail Sales2,240,306 MWh
UMERC 2019 Weather Adjusted Retail Sales (WARS)*

2,237,922 MWh% of WARS
UMERC 2020 Customer Choice Cap223,792 MWh10.00%
Active Customer Choice Participation294,102 MWh13.14%
Pending Customer Choice Participation (Not yet served by an AES)0 MWh  0.00%
2020 Available Energy Allotments0 MWh  0.00%
Enrollments in Queue1
Total Load in Queue112,340 MWh 5.02%

*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.