Detroit Edison Co. (DE) has received approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission for
10-year sole-supplier contracts for electric power and related services with Chrysler, Ford,...
mandated purchase of QF power at the rate set by the DPU could cost ratepayers up to $290 million over the life of the contract. The court ordered the DPU to reopen the case to review the utility's avoided costs, finding that it could not rely on an earlier ruling that changes in a purchasing utility's avoided costs are irrelevant once a nonutility generator submits a bid to supply power and a ceiling price is assigned. Boston Edison Co. v. Massachusetts Department of Pub. Utilities, No. SJC06745, Mar. 16, 1995 (Mass.D.P.U.).
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