Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – UPPCO says the controversy over the financial impact of keeping the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette open is a complex issue and is sure to change.
The Midcontinent Independent System Operator, or MISO, which maintains the electric grid in the Midwest, determined that Presque Isle was needed to reliably operate the grid and designated it a System Support Resource.
UPPCO says every company providing electricity in the U.P. will pay for the costs to keep Presque Isle in service, but the amount could be reduced by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
A recent FERC ruling determined that division of expenses of the Presque Isle agreement are not just and reasonable.
UPPCO expects further FERC action on this matter and they will continue to make its voice heard before the agency.