Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Contact: Judy Palnau, 517-241-3323
Agency: Michigan Public Service Commission
May 15, 2013 - The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today approved an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) non-transmitting meter provision for residential customers of DTE Electric Company, effective today.
The Commission on Sept. 11, 2012 in Case No. U-17000 directed investor-owned utilities "to make available an opt-out option, based on cost-of-service principles, for their customers if or when the provider elects to implement AMI." DTE Electric had already made such a filing on July 31, 2012, in which it proposed an initial charge of $87 and a monthly fee of $15 for opting-out.
In today's order, the Commission adopted the MPSC staff's proposed participation rates that lead to lower fees --$67.20 as the initial fee and $9.80 as the monthly fee. The Commission said it will continue to protect the interests of ratepayers by reviewing the expenditures associated with the program for reasonableness and prudence.
The MPSC is an agency within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Case No. U-17053