Consumers Energy has launched a drone to inspect utility poles and wind turbines in parts of Michigan.
The Michigan Public Service Commission wants companies to submit ways to better reach elderly residents who are most at risk during a shutoff in extreme weather.
Consumers Energy says a mobile substation is being brought in due to the amount of time expected to make repairs.
An investigation was ordered after the body of 69-year-old John Skelley was discovered in his Hazel Park home earlier this year.
Consumers Energy says customers who qualify can seek financial help even if they are on a payment plan.
Utility regulators have announced $22 million in federally funded grants to help low-income state residents keep their lights on and their homes warm.
John Skelley was discovered unresponsive, huddled under blankets in front of a space heater on Feb. 1.
The state’s biggest utilities have been ordered, among other things, to make it easier for customers to get credits on bills when they suffer losses due to outages.
While the scent of gas filled the air, a Consumers Energy representative told WWJ Newsradio 950, there was no immediate danger to those in the area of Middlebelt and Long Lake.
Michigan International Speedway is increasing its “green” efforts through a new partnership with Consumers Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.