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

(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

200 Protest Outside DTE Headquarters

Protesters are calling for lower energy bills and a moratorium on utility shutoffs for the winter.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/26/2012

smart meter

State Agency Wants More Info About Utilities’ Smart Meters

Multiple residents and city leaders have already expressed concern and now the State has started an investigation into the installation of Smart Meters on homes across the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/12/2012


PwC Survey Find Industry Collaboration Key To EV Success

Collaboration between industry participants will be essential to bring alternative fuel applications to market, according to PwC’s latest publication, “Charging Forward: Electric Vehicle Survey.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2011


Lawmaker Wants To Save The Landlines

There’s a push in Lansing to make sure those who still have a phone in their homes do not lose them.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2011


ACSI: Satisfaction Up For Hospitals; Utilities Also Do Better

Customer satisfaction is on the rise for hospital services and electric and natural gas utilities, according to a report released Tuesday by the Ann Arbor-based American Customer Satisfaction Index

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/19/2011


MPSC Issues 2010 Annual Report

The Michigan Public Service Commission Monday issued its 2010 annual report to Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature.



Leading Utilities Spending Big On Maintenance

Michigan’s leading electrical utilities say they’ll spend $800 million over 10 years to maintain and increase the capacity of their joint power storage plant on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/08/2011

New OnStar Logo. (09/15/2010)

OnStar to Show Smart Energy Management Technology

Smart energy management technologies from OnStar that will help electric vehicle customers and utilities plan better and save money will be demonstrated at DistribuTech, the utility industry’s leading smart grid conference and exposition, being held this week in San Diego