FERC Squelches MPSC Decision to Stop Guaranteeing Small-Scale Solar Rates

Montana’s Public Service Commission (PSC) was wrong to pull the plug on guaranteed rates for small solar projects (Docket No. EL16-117-000) in Big Sky Country earlier this year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruled on December 15, according to a report by the Billings Gazette.

DTE Residential Customers Gird for Higher Rates; C&I Tariffs to Go Lower

On February 1, DTE Electric – a retail electric supplier that serves 2.1 million customers in the Wolverine State – filed an application (Case No. U-18014) with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to increase its rates by $344 million, in order to “make significant … Read more…

MPSC Investigates Estimated Billing by Consumers Energy

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) opened an investigation (Case No. U-18002) at its January 19 meeting into Consumers Energy’s estimated billing practices, after fielding more than 277 consumer complaints about price gouging on estimated bills during 2015, alone. In doing so, the commission directed … Read more…

MPSC Okays $2M Rate Hike Ahead of Cloverland Coop’s Return to Member Regulation Status

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has approved a settlement agreement authorizing Cloverland Electric Cooperative to increase its rates by $1.9 million – or 3 percent– beginning in mid-January, the utility announced on January 6. Cloverland serves 42,000 accounts in Chippewa, Delta, Mackinac, Luce, and … Read more…

MPSC Spurns Consumers Energy on Investment Recovery Mechanism, Cuts Rate Hike by 36.4%

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) authorized (Case No. U-17735) Consumers Energy on November 19 to increase its electric rates by $130 million annually, effective December 1. As a result, residential customers using 500 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity a month will see an increase of $1.28 … Read more…

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