LANSING, MI — The Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) has adopted a code of conduct for all electric utilities regulated by the PSC and for all alternative electric suppliers.

The code of conduct is intended to promote fair competition by establishing measures to prevent cross-subsidization, information sharing, and preferential treatment between a utility's regulated and unregulated affiliated entities. The code of conduct provisions include, but are not limited to, Michigan utilities and affiliates functioning in a manner to prevent anti-competitive behavior, not subsidizing in any manner the business of its affiliates or separate entities, and maintaining separate books and records from affiliates.

This action follows the passage of Michigan's "Customer Choice and Electricity Reliability Act" that was signed June 5, 2000. The order in this case refers to #U-12134; it can be found on the PSC website at

Publication date: 12/18/2000