PSC Lifts Ban On Non-LSE Third Parties Aggregating Demand Response From Retail Supplier Customers For Bidding Into Wholesale Market
Retains Ban For Utility Supply Customers
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The Michigan PSC has lifted a ban on the aggregation of demand response by third parties for bidding into the wholesale market for retail choice load
Previously, the PSC had required that alternative electric suppliers (retail suppliers) shall be the only entity able to bid demand response into regional transmission organization wholesale markets for their customers
The PSC will maintain the ban on third-party aggregation of demand response for utility supply load (bundled service).
The PSC also directed Staff and the Michigan regulated utilities to work with MISO on developing proposed changes to the MISO process wherein MISO would provide the amount of dispatched aggregated DR at the time of the MISO peak to be utilized by the utilities in the calculation of peak load contributions (PLCs).
The PSC said that this directive is needed, "to ensure that any dispatched DR, or customer curtailment, is properly communicated to the relevant utility so that the utility has the information necessary to appropriately add that load back into that customer’s PLC amount, in accordance with MISO’s FERC Electric Tariff."