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Cloverland Receives Refund: Still Facing Potential Costs

Cloverland Electric has received word that it will receive a refund of approximately $550,000 of the $20 million that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently determined that Wisconsin Energy over collected in operating the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette. Cloverland has been protesting the costs since 2014 when it was announced that upper peninsula residents would be responsible for $65 million in costs for one year to keep the power plant in operation.

In mid-October, FERC issued an order stating that the costs were unjust and unreasonable and ordered the refund. After the refund, a balance of approximately $45 million must be paid. Cloverland has received notice from the regional transmission organization MISO, that an invoice for approximately $6.2 million will be sent in December. A case pending in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals could impact that number.

“We are requesting the Circuit Court eliminate any charges to Cloverland,” said President and CEO Dan Dasho.” The case will decide if FERC has the legal authority to determine electric rates back to 2014. Cloverland is arguing that FERC does not have retroactive rate making authority. “We will continue to fight to reduce or eliminate these costs to Cloverland members,” stated Dasho.

Cloverland Pleased with FERC Announcement

Cloverland Electric Cooperative is reviewing the 69-page order issued October 19 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) affirming in part and reversing in part an initial decision issued by a FERC Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) on July 25, 2016. According to the order, FERC agreed with the ALJ that a portion of the charges… Continue Reading

Cloverland Electric and Heritage Wind Farm in Garden, MI

Some confusing information is circulating about Cloverland Electric’s association with the Heritage Wind Farm and solar facility in the Garden Peninsula.  This is the text of the letter to the editor of the Pioneer Tribune from Cloverland’s President and CEO Dan Dasho on this matter.  September 28, 2017 Dear Pioneer Tribune Editor: Cloverland Electric has… Continue Reading

July 21 board minutes posted

At its August meeting, the board approved the July minutes. These can be found under the Board info tab of this website. The board also decided to print the full PDF document in the Cloverland Connections magazine. Each issue will have two months of approved minutes.  Continue Reading

Board Elects Officers

Cloverland’s Board of Directors elected Virgil Monroe, Manistique, as the Chairperson; Ron Provo, Manistique, as the Vice Chairperson, and Charles Litzner, Sault Saint Marie, as the Secretary/Treasurer. The Board held their annual meeting Friday, June 23 prior to their monthly meeting.  Continue Reading

2017 Board Election Results Announced

Cloverland Electric Cooperative announced the results of the director elections at its Annual Meeting of the Members on the evening of June 8 at the Dafter Township Hall. Cloverland is a democratically-controlled, not-for-profit electric co-op that is governed by nine directors elected by and from the members of their respective districts to serve a three-year… Continue Reading

Cloverland Announces Board Candidates

Cloverland Electric Cooperative has seven members running for the three board seats in 2017.   The ballots will be mailed in May. For nearly 80 years, Cloverland members have had the responsibility to vote for a member to represent them on the board of directors. Three of the nine seats are up for election each year.… Continue Reading

Cloverland Watching Executive Order on Energy Regulations

Cloverland Electric Cooperative is following Tuesday’s announcement of President Trump’s executive order on the Clean Power Plan and other energy regulations. The order protects families and businesses from the potentially devastating impacts of the Clean Power Plan implemented by the former administration. The Plan has been legally challenged with the U.S. Supreme Court issuing a… Continue Reading