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DTE crews make repair on line after damaging winds hit the metro Detroit area. (Credit: DTE) FILE

Utility Rates Could Be Increasing For DTE Customers

If approved, the average DTE customer would see an increase of about $3.25 in their monthly bills. It would be the first rate increase in four years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2014

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Detroit Water Shutoffs To Continue Through Winter

Cold weather will slow water service shutoffs in Detroit, but not halt a nearly yearlong push to collect on accounts 60 days or $150 or more past due.

CBS Detroit–11/16/2014

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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

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