The Michigan Public Service Commission established a funding factor of $0.99 per meter per month for the new Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund. Utilities that have elected to participate must begin collecting the nonbypassable surcharge for the September 2013 billing month. Utilities that opt out of collection of the surcharge may not shut off service to any residential customer from November 1, 2013, to April 15, 2014, for nonpayment of a delinquent account.
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Posted by Jennifer Durst-Jarrell
The Michigan Public Service Commission proposed a funding factor of $0.91 per meter, per month for the new Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund. The Commission also directed electric utilities, municipally-owned electric utilities, and cooperative electric utilities to file information by July 24, 2013, showing either the number of retail billing meters the utility serves that are subject to the Low-Income Energy Assistance Factor, or a notice that the utility intends to opt out of collecting the funding factor. Comments on the proposed funding factor must be received at the Commission no later than July 24, 2013.