Fed up with repeated outages, the Michigan PSC outlined penalties it is considering imposing on utilities in the future.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed that state regulators approve sites for solar and wind energy, a move that would take authority from local governments.
Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists are hoping for swift approval of legislation to give Michigan residents better access to rooftop and community solar.
MISO instated maximum generation procedures Thursday to manage a pervasive heat wave blanketing its footprint.
DTE Energy touted the recently approved settlement on its 20-year resource plan in its second-quarter earnings call.
DTE Energy reached an agreement with Michigan officials and environmental groups to add more renewable power and phase out coal use by 2032.
A Michigan House task force to investigate winter power outages will hold its first hearing June 9, with further sessions expected through the summer.
Michigan Democrats introduced climate bills that would end coal-fired electric generation by 2030 and mandate 100% renewable electric production by 2035.
Michigan utility customers who suffer lengthy power outages will automatically receive credits of $35 daily under new rules approved by the PSC.
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.
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