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MPSC Requires Electric Utilities to File Assessments of Their Ability to Meet Peak Summer DemandContact:
Judy Palnau (517) 241-3323
December 21, 2010
The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today directed all regulated electric utilities and alternative electric suppliers to file assessments of their abilities to meet their customers' expected electric requirements in 2011 by March 31.
In addition, the MPSC is soliciting comments from the Midwest Independent Transmission Operator (MISO), American Transmission Company, LLC, Michigan Electric Transmission Company and International Transmission Company on the issues they believe to be relevant on this matter by April 21.
"The MPSC today is making sure that Michigan utilities are doing everything they need to in order to meet peak summertime electric demand, when electric systems are strained," said MPSC Chairman Orjiakor Isiogu.
Persons wishing to comment on the filed assessments have until April 21 to do so. Comments referencing Case No. U-16515 may be e-mailed to
. All information submitted to the Commission in this matter will become public information, available on the Commission's website, and subject to disclosure.
The MPSC is an agency within the Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth.
Case No. U-16515