Utility Rates Could Be Increasing For DTE CustomersIf 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.
Detroit Water Shutoffs To Continue Through WinterCold 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.
Regulators: Lansing Utility 'Fell Short' After Ice StormThe 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.
Consumers Energy Works To Keep Animals Out Of SubstationsConsumers Energy said since January 2011, more than 30 percent of substation outages have been caused by wildlife.
WSU College of Engineering To Host Two Career Fairs In OctoberEmployers 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.
Green Energy Fees Disappearing From Utility BillsFour years after raising customers' bills to meet mandates to sell cleaner power, Michigan's biggest utilities are eliminating the fees or slashing them significantly.
Snyder Signs Low-Income Energy Assistance BillGov. Rick Snyder has signed a law creating a fund to help low-income residents keep their homes warm.
Mich. Lawmakers OK $1 Surcharge On Electric BillsMichigan 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.
House OKs $1 Fee On Utility Bills To Help PoorMichigan 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.
Energy Proposal Raises Debate Over Costs, JobsA 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.
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.
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.
200 Protest Outside DTE HeadquartersProtesters are calling for lower energy bills and a moratorium on utility shutoffs for the winter.
State Agency Wants More Info About Utilities' Smart MetersMultiple 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.
PwC Survey Find Industry Collaboration Key To EV SuccessCollaboration between industry participants will be essential to bring alternative fuel applications to market, according to PwC's latest publication, "Charging Forward: Electric Vehicle Survey."