Legislation has been introduced in Michigan that would effectively repeal the state’s renewable portfolio standard, which was created by legislation enacted in 2008. H.B. 5872, introduced on October 1, 2014, would repeal Section 27 of the 2008 law, which contains both the renewables capacity benchmarks and renewables percentage requirements of the law. H.B. 5872 allows only costs incurred before the enacted date of the bill to be recovered from ratepayers.
Michigan’s current RPS policy requires all electric utilities to achieve 10% renewables by 2015.