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The state is creating rules for utilities to protect against cyberattacks


The Michigan Public Service Commission says utilities are seeing attacks daily, from domestic and international sources. Now the state is creating rules to protect Michigan’s utilities from cyber-attacks.

The Lansing Board of Water and Light announced this month they paid a ransom of 25-thousand dollars to unlock their own communication system from a cyber-attack that occured in April. Continue reading

Consumers Energy’s is being investigated by the state for its billing practices


An investigation was launched on Wednesday, Jan. 20 into Consumers Energy’s estimated billing practices.

Officials with the Michigan Public Service Commission say they’ve received complaints about estimated billing. That’s a practice where the energy company does not read the meter – rather it estimates the utility usage and bill. Continue reading

More people using rooftop solar to “net meter”


More Michiganders are using rooftop solar panels to generate electricity and take advantage of a state program. It requires utilities to buy back their excess power and credit the customer. Continue reading