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Regulators: Lansing Utility ‘Fell Short’ After Ice Storm

The Lansing Board of Water and Light “fell short” in its duties to customers following a December ice storm, state utility regulators said in a review that also makes 30 recommendations to improve service.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2014

Consumers Energy Works To Keep Animals Out Of Substations

Consumers Energy said since January 2011, more than 30 percent of substation outages have been caused by wildlife.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/12/2013

Wayne State University's Danto Engienering Center

WSU College of Engineering To Host Two Career Fairs In October

Employers looking to hire high-quality, experienced employees in full-time, part-time, internship and co-op positions can find them at the Wayne State University College of Engineering’s upcoming career fairs on Thursday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 10.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2013

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Green Energy Fees Disappearing From Utility Bills

Four years after raising customers’ bills to meet mandates to sell cleaner power, Michigan’s biggest utilities are eliminating the fees or slashing them significantly.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2013

Snyder Signs Low-Income Energy Assistance Bill

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law creating a fund to help low-income residents keep their homes warm.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2013

Mich. Lawmakers OK $1 Surcharge On Electric Bills

Michigan utilities could add up to a $1 surcharge to electric bills to provide heating assistance to low-income customers under legislation headed to the governor’s desk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2013

House OKs $1 Fee On Utility Bills To Help Poor

Michigan utilities could add up to a $1 surcharge to electric bills to provide heating assistance to the poor under legislation that has passed the state House.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2013

Energy Proposal Raises Debate Over Costs, Jobs

A proposal to require that Michigan utilities steadily boost their use of renewable energy sources over the next dozen years is stirring a whirlwind of competing claims about costs, jobs and spinoff issues that could leave voters dizzy with confusion.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/30/2012

Report: Utilities Should Offer Opt-Out On Smart Meters

Electronic devices that track electricity consumption without a meter reader going door to door are reliable and safe, but consumers should be allowed to opt out, according to a report written for Michigan utility regulators.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2012

CMS Energy-Consumers Energy headquarters in Jackson.

CMS Energy Boosts Shareholder Dividend 14%

Shareholders in Jackson-based CMS Energy got a 14 percent raise Friday as the company’s board of directors boosted the company’s quarterly dividend on common stock to 24 cents a share, up from 21 cents a share.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2012

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