Over a million people were left without power statewide earlier this month, after a strong windstorm swept across Michigan. Now, the state is asking utilities to file reports on how they responded to the outages. Continue reading
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 has been issued a fine of over half a million dollars from the state for its estimated billing practices.
Estimated billing is when Consumers does not see a meter, and instead estimates the cost of utilities. Continue reading
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
A website launched by the state on October 5th, will help consumers find the best natural gas price in their area.
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