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FERC Dismisses Michigan PSC Complaint Against NERC

On February 19, 2015, in Docket No. EL14-104, FERC dismissed a complaint by the Michigan Public Service Commission challenging NERC’s approval of the formation of the Michigan Upper Peninsula Balancing Authority, which had previously been a part the Wisconsin Electric Local Balancing Authority. The Michigan PSC asked FERC to reverse NERC’s certification of the new load balancing authority, or in the alternative, to clarify that there would be no effect on the allocation of System Support Resource (SSR) costs under MISO’s Tariff. In related proceedings, the Commission directed MISO to develop a new SRR allocation methodology. FERC determined that the new methodology would not affect allocation of SCC costs in question and, accordingly, dismissed the PSC’s complaint as moot.

To view FERC’s order, click here.