November 28, 2023

CMS Energy

Consumers Energy
Michigan PSC Warns Utilities of Possible Fines for Outages
Fed up with repeated outages, the Michigan PSC outlined penalties it is considering imposing on utilities in the future.  
J. Ranck Electric
Michigan County Approves Moratorium on Major Renewable Projects
Clinton County, Michigan, will impose a one-year moratorium on new, large-scale renewable energy projects to give it time to update its planning ordinance.
Michigan House Democrats
Mich. Utility Task Force To Start Hearings June 9 on Outages
A Michigan House task force to investigate winter power outages will hold its first hearing June 9, with further sessions expected through the summer.
DTE Energy
Michigan Dems Seek to End Coal-fired Plants by 2030
Michigan Democrats introduced climate bills that would end coal-fired electric generation by 2030 and mandate 100% renewable electric production by 2035.
Michigan Public Service Commission
PSC Chair Says Michigan Grid ‘Nowhere it Needs to Be’
Michigan PSC chief Dan Scripps told legislators the state’s electric grid is “nowhere it needs to be,” citing outages that affected 1 million residents.
DTE Energy
Mich. Lawmakers Grill Utilities over Winter Storm Outages
Michigan lawmakers grilled DTE and CMS Energy officials over their efforts to restore power following storms that slammed the state in February and March.
Dana Nessel
Mich. AG Nessel Calls for More Transparency on Utility Lobbying
Michigan utilities would have to provide more transparency on their spending to influence rate cases under regulations proposed by the attorney general.
Newkirk Electric Associates
Mich. PSC OKs CMS Plan to End Coal Use by 2025
Regulators approved an agreement that will end CMS Energy’s use of coal-fired generation by 2025 and boost development of renewables and storage.
Newkirk Electric Associates
Consumers to End Coal by 2025 in IRP Deal with Mich. AG
Consumers Energy, which got more than a third of its power from coal in 2021, will stop coal-fired generation in 2025 under a revised integrated resource plan.
Federal Aid Likely Too Late to Save Palisades, Diablo Canyon Nukes
The Department of Energy’s lifeline to struggling nuclear generators appears unlikely to save the next three units scheduled to retire.

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