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July 15, 2024

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DTE to Replace Historic Coal Plant with Batteries
With a capacity of 220 MW and 880 MWh, the Trenton Channel Energy Center is expected to be the largest standalone battery storage site in the Great Lakes region when completed in 2026. 
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Utilities Facing Increased Scrutiny over Political Activities

Bribery scandals and concerns over reliability and the pace of decarbonization have caused increasing scrutiny of utilities’ political activities.

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Utility CEOs See Ongoing Role for Gas, Nuclear in Decarbonization
Utility executives told state regulators that natural gas and nuclear power will be part of the electric mix for decades as the industry decarbonizes.
Citizens for Local Choice
Sides Forming in Fight Over Michigan Renewable Siting Law
Opponents of a law giving Michigan regulators siting authority for energy projects need almost 400,000 signatures to challenge the law in the fall election.
DTE Energy
DTE Highlights Improved Infrastructure in Year-end Earnings Call
DTE Energy touted its investments in infrastructure and clean energy during its fourth-quarter earnings call, with earnings down 1%.
MISO
MISO Champions Queue Crackdown as Stakeholders Blast MW Cap on Project Entries
Several MISO stakeholders took exception to the RTO’s proposal before FERC to cap the volume of interconnection requests it accepts annually.
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.  
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Whitmer Calls for State Oversight on Renewable Project Siting
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed that state regulators approve sites for solar and wind energy, a move that would take authority from local governments.  
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Dems, Enviros Seek Fast Action on Michigan Rooftop, Community Solar Bills
Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists are hoping for swift approval of legislation to give Michigan residents better access to rooftop and community solar.
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MISO Calls 1st Summertime Emergency amid Systemwide Heat Wave
MISO instated maximum generation procedures Thursday to manage a pervasive heat wave blanketing its footprint.

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