Renewable Energy & Electric Choice
The U.S. Department of Energy website provides detailed explanations of all types of renewable energies and is a gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
As published in the September, 2018, issue of Michigan Country Lines, here is a copy of our renewable energy plan for 2016.
NOTE: Choice rates are closed (i.e., the choice cap is 0%) as of Michigan Public Service Commission order U-18377, dated July 12, 2017. As of February 1, 2019, the choice cap will return to 10%.
Under Michigan Public Act 141, signed into law in June 2000, the state’s electric industry was restructured. Customers of the state’s two largest utilities are able to select their energy supplier, with certain limitations. This means they may select the company that generates their electric power, although the actual transmission of the power and delivery to their home or business will still be provided and billed by the original utility.
Cooperative customers with loads of 1 MW or more have supplier choice as of October 10, 2010.
The Michigan Public Service Commission's electric choice website has links to PA 141, alternative energy suppliers, MPSC restructuring orders, and Frequently Asked Questions.
View residential and commercial tariffs for HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative.
Download a copy of our power supplier's Regional Fuel Mix report (as published in the March 2019 issue of Michigan Country Lines)