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Updated December 15, 2009, 10:01 pm

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Consumers Energy FERC Standards of Conduct 

Consumers Energy Company’s (Consumers) transmission facilities are part of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) power grid. MISO, as a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO), monitors and coordinates the operation of an electric transmission system across all or parts of fifteen U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO is the tariff administrator and transmission service provider for all transmission owners within the MISO’s control area.

Consumers adheres to the principles outlined in the Standards of Conduct set forth by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers, 18 C.F.R. Part 358. These Standards of Conduct assure non-discriminatory practices between Consumers’ Standards of Conduct transmission and marketing functions. To view Consumers’ compliance materials, please visit the link on the Procedures tab.

Information about Consumers’ transmission facilities under MISO’s functional control is available at www.misoenergy.org

Transmission service requests must be coordinated through MISO. Pertinent information may be found at www.misoenergy.org

 

What FERC Does

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower projects. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 gave FERC additional responsibilities as outlined in FERC’s Top Priorities and updated Strategic Plan.

More information is available at www.ferc.gov

 

Standards of Conduct Compliance Officer

Consumers’ Standards of Conduct Chief Compliance Officer is Melissa Gleespen, Vice President – Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer. She may be contacted as noted below:

Melissa Gleespen
One Energy Plaza (EP12-246)
Jackson, MI 49201
(517-788-2158)
Melissa.Gleespen@cmsenergy.com

Procedures

Consumers’ Standards of Conduct Procedure is available here:

Consumers FERC Standards of Conduct Procedure

Affiliates

Pursuant to 18.C.F.R.§ 358.7(e)(1), Consumers is required to post the name and address of its affiliates that employ or retain Marketing Function Employees.

Consumers Energy Company
One Energy Plaza
Jackson, MI 49201

CMS Enterprises Company
One Energy Plaza
Jackson, MI 49201

Dearborn Generation Operating, L.L.C.
One Energy Plaza
Jackson, MI 49201

Shared Facilities

Pursuant to 18.C.F.R.§ 358.7(e)(2), Consumers is required to post the location of employee-staffed facilities shared by Transmission Function and Marketing Function Employees.

Transmission Function and Marketing Function Employees share the following sites:

Parnall Main Building - Office building
1945 W. Parnall Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Parnall East - Office building
1935 W. Parnall Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Battle Creek Customer Service Center – Customer Service Center
311 E. Michigan Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Potential Mergers

Pursuant to 18.C.F.R.§ 358.7(e)(3), Consumers is required to post potential merger partners as affiliates that may employ or retain Marketing Function Employees.

There are no potential mergers at this time.

Transmission Function Employees' Titles and Position Descriptions

Pursuant to 18.C.F.R.§ 358.7(f)(2), Consumers is required to post the job titles and job descriptions of Transmission Function Employees.

Transmission Function Employee Descriptions

Transfer Notices

Pursuant to 18.C.F.R.§ 358.7(f)(2), Consumers is required to post any transfer of a Transmission Function Employee to a position as a Marketing Function Employee or any transfer of a Marketing Function Employee to a position as a Transmission Function Employee.

Effective [date], the following Transmission Function Employees transferred to the Marketing Function.

No transfers have taken place over the last 90 days.

Effective [date], the following Marketing Function Employees transferred to the Transmission Function.

No transfers have taken place over the last 90 days.

Information Disclosures

Pursuant to 18.C.F.R.§ 358.7(a), Consumers is required to post immediately: (1) non-public Transmission Function Information that was disclosed to a Marketing Function Employee in a manner contrary to 18.C.F.R. § 358.6; and (2) notice that non-public Transmission Customer information, critical energy infrastructure information or any other information that FERC, by law, has determined is to be subject to limited dissemination, was disclosed in a manner contrary to 18 C.F.R. § 358.6.

Non-public Transmission Customer information has not been disclosed to any Marketing Function Employee.

Date Disclosed

Information Disclosed

10/14/2016 Information Disclosures

 

 

Voluntary Consent to Share Non-Affiliated Customer Information

 Pursuant to 18.C.F.R.§ 358.7(c), if a Transmission Customer provides voluntary, written consent, Consumers may disclose that Transmission Customer’s non-public information to Marketing Function Employees and must post: (1) notice of such consent; and (2) a statement that Consumers did not provide any preferences, either operational or rate-related, in exchange for that voluntary consent.

No Transmission Customers have provided voluntary consent. No non-public Transmission Customer information has been disclosed.

Waivers of Tariff Provisions 

Pursuant to 18. C.F.R. § 358.7 (i) Posting of waivers. A transmission provider must post on its Internet Web site notice of each waiver of a tariff provision that it grants in favor of an affiliate, unless such waiver has been approved by the Commission. The posting must be made within one business day of the act of a waiver. The transmission provider must also maintain a log of the acts of waiver, and must make it available to the Commission upon request. The records must be kept for a period of five years from the date of each act of waiver.

No waivers have been granted as of today