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Edison Sault Electric
Edison Sault has an updated experimental renewable energy rider approved by the MPSC on May 10, 2006. Renewable energy rates for Edison Sault are unique, because hydroelectric generation already represents approximately 40 percent of total supply. Edison Sault customers who want to have an even greater portion of their power served from renewable sources can elect to receive either 60, 80, or 100 percent renewable energy. The May 10, 2006 Order allowed Edison Sault to reduce the renewable energy premium from 2.04 cents/kWh to 1.37 cents/kWh for the customers' increased portion above the 40% hydroelectric base. Edison Sault purchases its renewable energy from its affiliated company, We Energies.
Edison Sault's participation rate is fairly low as there are currently 32 customers (about 0.2%) on the experimental tariff. The Company attributes the modest customer response to high satisfaction with its large hydroelectric power base and standard rates that are among the lowest in the State.