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Displaying items tagged: Michigan Public Service Commission

Sunday, 03 September 2017 16:43

‘The fix is in’: Groups say utilities threaten choice market as new energy laws take effect

An ongoing case before the Michigan Public Service Commission over maintaining adequate electricity supplies into the future is prompting concerns over rising energy costs and unnecessarily spending $1 billion on new power plants.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 03 September 2017 16:41

Consumers Energy program targets businesses to help reduce energy demand

Jackson-based Consumers Energy is targeting hundreds of its business customers statewide in an effort to reduce energy demand during times when the electric grid is most stressed.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 28 May 2017 16:35

Utility proposal would increase renewable energy access to large corporate customers

Jackson-based Consumers Energy says it hears loud and clear the message from a growing number of large Michigan businesses that want their electricity to come from renewable sources.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 19 March 2017 16:11

Broadband access becomes key tool for economic growth

LAKETOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP — Just south of Holland, voters last spring narrowly defeated a local plan to bring high-speed broadband internet service to every residential and commercial building in the township.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 March 2017 16:09

State regulators to sort out EV policy questions between utilities, private companies

Roughly a year ago, Jackson-based Consumers Energy became the first major utility in Michigan to propose a statewide network of electric vehicle charging stations.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:29

Future of Palisades nuclear plant in the hands of state regulators

Jackson-based Consumers Energy remains in discussions with the Michigan Public Service Commission over its plan to end an agreement to buy electricity from the Palisades nuclear plant in Van Buren County.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:20

For business groups, outlook is grim on proposed energy reform

Even though a pair of sweeping energy reform bills advanced in the state Senate late last month, key business groups stood opposed to the plans. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 17 April 2016 16:13

DTE to spend billions on natural gas infrastructure amid transition from coal

Detroit-based DTE Energy is in the middle of a five-year, $2.5 billion gas and electric infrastructure upgrade that will have the utility investing millions into projects in West Michigan. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 03 April 2016 15:17

Michigan ‘green bank’ could spur $3 billion in clean energy investment, report says

Midwest energy analysts say Michigan could leverage a $105 million public investment into roughly $3 billion in private clean energy development under what’s known as a “green bank.”

Published in Economic Development

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