Wolverine’s FERC Standards of Conduct

Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc.’s (Wolverine) 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 thirteen midwestern states and the Canadian providence of Manitoba. MISO is the tariff administrator and transmission service provider for all transmission owners within MISO’s control area.

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

Information about Wolverine’s transmission facilities under MISO’s functional control is available at www.misoenergy.org.  All transmission service requests must be coordinated through MISO.

What’s FERC?

FERC_logoThe 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 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.

FERC’s Mission:
Reliable, Efficient and Sustainable Energy for Customers.

Assist consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means.

Visit www.ferc.gov for more information.

More on Wolverine’s FERC Standards of Conduct

Wolverine’s Standards of Conduct Chief Compliance Officer is Joseph Baumann, Vice President and General Counsel. Please contact Mr. Baumann at 231-775-5700 or by email if you have any questions or concerns about the FERC Standards of Conduct.
Click the links below for information on Procedures.

FERC Standards of Conduct
Annual Training

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

Wolverine’s sole affiliate is its wholly-owned subsidiary Peninsula Generation Cooperative, which owns less than 10 percent of the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation.

Pursuant to 18 C.F.R. § 358.7(e)(2), Wolverine 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 same building located within Wolverine’s headquarters facility at 10125 W. Watergate Road, Cadillac, Michigan 49601. Wolverine’s Energy Control Center is a secured area to which Marketing Function Employees do not have access.

Pursuant to 18 C.F.R. § 358.7(e)(3), Wolverine 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.

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

Tyler Bruning – System Operations Manager
Scott LaChonce – Energy Control Center Operations Supervisor
Roger Olendorf – Senior Transmission System Operator
Pete Winter – Senior Transmission System Operator
Andrew Anderson – Transmission System Operator
Matt Austin – Transmission System Operator
Dale Mosher – Transmission System Operator
Gerald Butzin – Associate Transmission System Operator

ECC Operations Supervisor – Job Description
Senior Transmission System Operator – Job Description
Transmission System Operator – Job Description
Associate Transmission System Operator – Job Description
System Operations Manager – Job Description

Pursuant to 18 C.F.R. § 358.7(f)(2), Wolverine 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.

No transfers within the last year.

Pursuant to 18 C.F.R. § 358.7(a), Wolverine 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.

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Non-public Transmission Customer Information has not been disclosed to any Marketing Function Employee and no information subject to limited dissemination was disclosed in a manner contrary to 18 C.F.R. § 358.6.

Pursuant to 18 C.F.R. § 358.7(c), if a Transmission Customer provides voluntary, written consent, Wolverine 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 Wolverine 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.