What ABATE Does

  • ABATE is a persistent and active voice at the Michigan Public Service Commission which sets energy rates, the terms and conditions of service and ultimately affects the reliability and availability of power.
  • ABATE represents members’ interests in front of the Michigan Legislature in order to make sure that any legislation passed is balanced and leads to affordable and reliable energy.
  • ABATE also participates in cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court in order to protect the interests of industrial customers, when warranted.
  • ABATE intervenes in important cases at FERC that impact the costs allocated to Michigan related to wholesale market transactions related to sales and transmission. 
  • ABATE communicates its views to regulators, government members, and the public through press releases, meetings, and through its lobbyist.