Thursday, August 11, 2022

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 2021 Calendar Year Total Retail Sales2,196,267 MWh
UMERC 2021 Weather Adjusted Retail Sales (WARS)*

2,197,650 MWh% of WARS
UMERC 2022 Customer Choice Cap219,765 MWh10.00%
Active Customer Choice Participation277,288 MWh 12.62%
Pending Customer Choice Participation (Not yet served by an AES)0 MWh  0.00%
2022 Available Energy Allotments0 MWh  0.00%
Enrollments in Queue1
Total Load in Queue123,138 MWh 5.60%


*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.