2015 Rate Design Case

Michigan Public Service Commission logoIn 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 to discourage energy use at times when energy is the costliest to produce, enabling customers to avoid using high-cost power and thereby reducing their total utility bill. The MPSC endorsed the idea and ordered subsequent hearings to consider how the utilities should proceed.