Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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 2022 Calendar Year Total Retail Sales1,991,507 MWh
UMERC 2022 Weather Adjusted Retail Sales (WARS)*

1,993,206 MWh% of WARS
UMERC 2023 Customer Choice Cap199,321 MWh10.00%
Active Customer Choice Participation261,768 MWh 13.13%
Pending Customer Choice Participation (Not yet served by an AES)0 MWh  0.00%
2023 Available Energy Allotments0 MWh  0.00%
Enrollments in Queue1
Total Load in Queue75,988 MWh3.81%

*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.