UPPCO is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).
OVERVIEWUpper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) held a series of Stakeholder Forums to receive public input leading to the development of its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). UPPCO’s plan will be filed with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) in 2018. An Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is a process that is used by a utility to evaluate how it will best serve its customers’ future energy needs. The process is transparent and utilizes predictive modeling to evaluate several resource options that meet the future energy needs of the customers.
Examples of questions that are answered through an IRP include:
- How much generation will UPPCO need to meet the future needs of its customers?
- When will additional generation resources be required?
- What renewable energy resources should be included for the future?
- What opportunities and risks need to be managed to ensure long-term price stability for UPPCO customers?
Stakeholder Forums were held at the following four locations throughout UPPCO’s service territory (between 3:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time) in January 2018. Customers and interested Stakeholders had an opportunity to meet with UPPCO staff who are involved in the Integrated Resource Plan process, as well as representatives from the company’s Regulatory, Generation, Energy Waste Reduction (EWR) and Customer Service departments.
January 2018 Stakeholder Forum Schedule
- 1/9/2018: Terrace Bay Hotel – 7146 P. Rd., Gladstone, MI
- 1/11/2018: Finlandia University Jutila Center – 200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI
- 1/16/2018: River Rock Lanes Banquet Center – 1011 North Rd., Ishpeming, MI
- 1/18/2018: American Legion Post – 610 W. Munising Ave., Munising, MI
Links to Additional Resources
Questions or Comments
Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) is requesting Michigan Public Service Commission approval of the Company’s latest regulatory filing. This multifaceted filing was submitted on September 21, 2018. The filing, if approved, returns the full benefit of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) to customers, recovers investments being made in the UPPCO Smart Energy advanced metering solution, resets the Power Supply Cost Recovery factor to reflect current market conditions, eliminates the $2.25 fee that is currently assessed whenever a residential or small commercial customer utilizes a credit/debit card to pay their bill and adjusts the rates being charged to all customer classes to accurately reflect the true cost of service. The filing includes an updated cost-of-service study/rate-design and presents a plan that provides safe, reliable electric service to the Company’s customers. The MPSC has 10 months to review UPPCO’s proposal and issue its Order in the case. An Order is expected in July 2019. Any adjustments to customers’ rates resulting from the Commission’s Order would go into effect after the Order has been issued.
Utility Application – Filed 09/20/2018 (comprised of the following):
Press Release – Smart Energy
Press Release – Comprehensive Filing
Questions or Comments
UPPCO Rates and Tariff
Electric prices as filed with the Michigan Public Service Commission.
Federal Acquisition Regulations
UPPCO provides goods and services to the United States Government.
Information posted in accordance with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Chief Compliance Officer
Upper Peninsula Power Company
1002 Harbor Hills Dr.
Marquette, MI 49855