The Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) has rejected allegations that flexibly priced tariffs for electric service are unlawfully discriminatory under state law. The ruling opens the way for Consumers Power Co. to impose a new Special Competitive Services (SACS) tariff. The new SACS rate would allow Consumers to negotiate onpeak billing demand and energy charges within a range of rates for customers with a less expensive alternative energy source. The PSC said approval of the range of rates would require a finding that all of the rates were just and reasonable for all eligible customers. Re Consumers Power Co., Case No. U-10787, May 9, 1995 (Mi.P.S.C.).
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