Items Tagged with 'Consumers Energy'


MPSC approves Consumers' integrated resource plan

Utility company modified settlement after receiving recommendation from Administrative Law Judge Sharon Feldman.

June 14, 2019
The Michigan Public Service Commission approved Consumers Energy’s integrated resource plan, the first strategic, forward-looking IRP to be acted upon by the MPSC under the state’s energy laws passed in 2016. Read More

Sparta eyes small business incubator

‘The Orchard’ aims to help in creating a tourist-friendly downtown.

April 26, 2019
A new small business incubator may be coming to downtown Sparta. Read More

Talent pipeline flows through second year

New cohort continues work of identifying training needs and providers, building partnerships.

April 5, 2019
A second group of West Michigan workforce developers is about to graduate from the Talent Pipeline Management Academy. Read More

Town hall participants discuss clean energy

Officials point to Integrated Resource Plans as stimulant for advancing the transition.

March 22, 2019
Elected officials, clean energy experts and community members convened last week for a town hall event at Grand Valley State University’s Loosemore Auditorium to discuss Michigan’s transition to clean energy. Read More

Letter: Headline was misleading

March 22, 2019
On March 11, I was disappointed to see these pages print a highly misleading headline, “Environmental organizations nix ‘zero coal’ plan,” about Consumers Energy’s rate case. Read More

MPSC annual report highlights changes to utility oversight

In first full year since enactment of state’s energy laws, commission has expanded programs to reduce energy waste.

March 15, 2019
The Michigan Public Service Commission issued its 2018 annual report last week, highlighting achievements in implementing the state’s energy laws, helping customers with heating bills and utility complaints, infrastructure renewal, tax cut refunds for ratepayers and technical assistance to expand broadband across the state. Read More

Environmental organizations nix ‘zero coal’ plan

Judge says Consumers Energy’s proposal to remove coal plants by 2023 is not feasible.

March 8, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Consumers Energy’s “zero coal” plan has come under scrutiny as a handful of environmental organizations have recommended the Michigan Public Service Commission revise it as it stands. Read More

Street Talk: The home team

Sunny disposition

February 22, 2019
A group of local nonprofits and businesses has teamed up to help families in the community who are experiencing homelessness. Read More

Partners unveil West Side solar power project

January 23, 2019
A major commercial solar power project on Grand Rapids’ West Side has been unveiled. Read More

Bills aim to encourage solar installations

Under legislation, solar installations would not be taxed under Michigan’s personal property tax.

December 28, 2018
The Michigan Senate recently passed a pair of bills to help spur solar installations among private residents. Read More