Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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 2020 Calendar Year Total Retail Sales1,997,741 MWh
UMERC 2020 Weather Adjusted Retail Sales (WARS)*

1,998,123 MWh% of WARS
UMERC 2021 Customer Choice Cap199,812 MWh10.00%
Active Customer Choice Participation269,826 MWh13.50%
Pending Customer Choice Participation (Not yet served by an AES)0 MWh  0.00%
2021 Available Energy Allotments0 MWh  0.00%
Enrollments in Queue1
Total Load in Queue121,800 MWh 6.10%


*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.