The Debate Over Michigan's Electricity Deregulation: What You Need To KnowThe debate, fueled by a high-stakes lobbying fight between two major utilities and their competitors, is intensifying this fall and is among a number of big energy issues facing lawmakers.
Lightning Apparently Caused Gas Leak Near House ExplosionUtility crews were repairing a leak when the home exploded Tuesday afternoon in Montrose Township.
Crews Work To Restore Power To Thousands Across Metro DetroitA representative for Consumer's Energy says it may be Wednesday before all power is restored.
Consumers Energy Debuts Drone To Monitor Utility LinesConsumers Energy has launched a drone to inspect utility poles and wind turbines in parts of Michigan.
State Wants Utilities To Discuss Potential Shutoff Changes After Man Froze To DeathThe 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.
Equipment Failure Knocks Out Power To 3,400 In Kent CountyConsumers Energy says a mobile substation is being brought in due to the amount of time expected to make repairs.
Consumers Energy Says It Followed Rules In Shutting Off Service To Home Where Man Froze To DeathAn investigation was ordered after the body of 69-year-old John Skelley was discovered in his Hazel Park home earlier this year.
Can't Pay The Winter Heating Bill? There's Help AvailableConsumers Energy says customers who qualify can seek financial help even if they are on a payment plan.
Michigan Announces $22 Million In Aid To Pay Utility BillsUtility regulators have announced $22 million in federally funded grants to help low-income state residents keep their lights on and their homes warm.
Vietnam Vet Dies Of Hypothermia After Heat Shut Off To HomeJohn Skelley was discovered unresponsive, huddled under blankets in front of a space heater on Feb. 1.
Regulators Order Changes After 2013 Ice StormThe 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.
Consumers Energy: 'No Immediate Danger' From Gas Leak In Bloomfield TownshipWhile 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.