DTE Exec: Nobody Planning Capacity to Serve Retail Choice Customers
February 17, 2015 Email This Story Copyright 2010-15 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
Reporting by Paul Ring • firstname.lastname@example.org
During an earnings call last week, DTE Energy CEO Gerard Anderson said that "nobody" is planning capacity required to fill projected shortfalls which Anderson said aligns with the amount of retail access load.
"Michigan needs to act, because it has a capacity shortage in 2016. And not surprisingly, the amount of that capacity shortage is pretty much one-to-one with what the retail access load or choice load in the state is, because we and Consumers are building for our customers, and nobody is planning for or building for those retail access customers. So, that's come into the lens as well, that the state needs to act to address that capacity shortfall in 2016. And it needs to be clear about who is responsible for that," Anderson said.
Anderson said that MISO has projected a 3 GW capacity shortfall for Michigan in 2016.