UP Gets Bag of Coal Instead of Goodies In New Energy Legislation

In a last-minute, late-night session of the House of Representatives, the controversial Energy Legislation was passed and is being sent to the Governor’s desk for a signature. All four UP representatives and Senator Casperson voted against the bill protecting the interests of ratepayers in the UP. Senator Schmidt voted for the bill. Cloverland Electric has… Continue Reading

Cloverland Responds to MAE’s Press Release

The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE), issued a press release dated Nov. 17 stating the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved ending the SSR charges for the White Pine Unit 1 generator. This should save UP residents roughly $28 million through the end of 2019 or more than $7 million a year. — For… Continue Reading

Cloverland on Hold

Cloverland members will have to wait until next spring at the earliest for the decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as to how much Cloverland is going to pay for the 2014-15 operating costs for the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette. Two of the five commissioners have left the commission and one… Continue Reading

Cloverland Board Votes to Restructure Rates

At its special board meeting, October 24 in St. Ignace, Cloverland Electric Cooperative’s board of directors voted 6 to 3 in favor of restructuring the rates. The approved plan lowers the residential energy charge and increases the facility charge for members effective in January 2017. The restructured plan results in an overall increase of 2.9… Continue Reading

*** Commercial Accounts Targeted by Scammers ***

*** Commercial Accounts Targeted by Scammers *** Cloverland cautions members to be aware that several commercial accounts in the Sault Ste. Marie area have received phone calls from someone threatening to disconnect power if the bill is not paid immediately using a prepaid debit card or wiring money to an account. Please tell your employees… Continue Reading

Special Board Meeting Tonight

A special board meeting is scheduled for tonight, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Middle School Cafetorium. The meeting is open for members to comment prior to the board voting on the proposed rate and service charge changes. A postcard was mailed to all members nearly two weeks ago announcing the meeting date,… Continue Reading

October Community Meetings

Plan now to attend a community meeting in your area to hear the latest news and information about Cloverland Electric Co-op. We’ll be at the Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace on Oct. 17; Sault Area High School on Oct. 18; Raber Township Hall on Oct. 19 and at the Manistique Comfort Inn on… Continue Reading

Cloverland’s Response to Governor’s UP Energy Announcement

The agreement announced August 16 between Cliffs Natural Resources and WEC Energy Group by Governor Snyder may bring benefits to the Marquette area and western Upper Peninsula, but no study has ever shown that. “We have been presented with a solution without planning” stated Cloverland’s President and CEO Dan Dasho. “When proposing investments that cost… Continue Reading

Law Judge Issues Initial Decision

An administrative law judge issued an initial decision concerning the costs for the Presque Isle Power Plant. The decision proposed a refund, but for Cloverland members, it reduces the costs to be paid in the future.  This is a copy of the press release: Cloverland Electric Cooperative Responds to ALJ’s Decision SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.—July… Continue Reading