mpsc http://michiganradio.org en State regulators will investigate how Consumers Energy, DTE responded to major December power outage http://michiganradio.org/post/state-regulators-will-investigate-how-consumers-energy-dte-responded-major-december-power <p>State regulators are going to spend the next few months assessing how well Consumers Energy and DTE responded to a massive power outage after an ice storm last month.</p><p></p><p>It’s estimated 626,000 DTE and Consumers Energy customers lost power after the Dec.&nbsp;22 ice storm.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>It was New Year’s Eve by the time the utilities restored power to most of its customers.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:08:19 +0000 Steve Carmody 15941 at http://michiganradio.org State regulators will investigate how Consumers Energy, DTE responded to major December power outage Heating assistance for low-income Michiganders might be in trouble http://michiganradio.org/post/heating-assistance-low-income-michiganders-might-be-trouble <p>Thousands of Michiganders could lose access to tens of millions of dollars in home heating assistance this winter. Last month, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that <a href="http://www.consumersenergy.com/">Consumers Energy</a> no longer has to collect money from its natural gas customers for<a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mpsc/0,1607,7-159-52493-79463--,00.html"> a low-income energy assistance program.</a></p> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:03:38 +0000 Steve Carmody 3732 at http://michiganradio.org Heating assistance for low-income Michiganders might be in trouble