Monday, April 15, 2024

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 2023 Calendar Year Total Retail Sales2,093,748 MWh
UMERC 2023 Weather Adjusted Retail Sales (WARS)*

2,088,104 MWh% of WARS
UMERC 2024 Customer Choice Cap208,810 MWh10.00%
Active Customer Choice Participation278,829 MWh 13.35%
Pending Customer Choice Participation (Not yet served by an AES)0 MWh  0.00%
2024 Available Energy Allotments0 MWh  0.00%
Enrollments in Queue1
Total Load in Queue78,473 MWh3.76%

*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.