2015 Rate Design Case

In proceedings before the MPSC, CARE partnered with another Intervenor to propose a creative rate design that would set electric rates, in part, by the time of day the electricity was used. In other words, during the hottest days of summer, the rates would be highest...

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2014 Plan Case

CARE was the only Intervenor that fully participated in this case. CARE issued three rounds of discovery and was the only party that filed testimony. In his testimony, Dr. Robert Loube focused on the way the company calculated its cost of energy associated with two of...

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2013 Plan Case

In this case, CARE was the only party filing testimony opposing the Company's requested recovery of $38,497,752 of net power supply costs. After extensive discovery, CARE's expert recommended an adjustment in the company's Real Time Market Price (RTMP) sales based on...

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2012 Plan Case

In its initial PSCR filing on September 28, 2011, the Company filed for recoverable electricity supply costs of approximately $51.7 million. CARE conducted five rounds of extensive discovery focusing on many of the Company's proposed assumptions for transmission...

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2011 Reconciliation

In its initial filing, the Company reported that it had experienced a power supply over-recovery of $500,585 during 2011. After adding the 2010 over-recovery roll in amount, the accrued interest for 2011 and a 2010 uncollectible mechanism over-refund, the total...

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2009 Reconciliation

The Company originally requested the Commission to set its under-recovery at $2,003,188. Intervenors sought to disallow $3,994,252 because of an excessive outage at the company's brand new facility. The Administrative Law Judge agreed, however, the Commission rejected...

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Examples of CARE FERC/MISO Activities

1.) For the last 6 years CARE has received funding to monitor and participate in MISO and FERC proceedings that directly affect transmission costs that make up part of the bill that all ratepayers in Michigan pay. Initially, the focus was on FERC activities and CARE...

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