CUB in the News: Mich. Lawmakers Call for Stricter Penalties on Utility Outages

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CUB in the News: Michigan lawmakers propose law to compensate customers for power outages

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CUB in the News: Opinion: Michigan regulators don't prioritize affordable electricity

Detroit Free Press

By Sarah Alvarez/Outlier Media and Agnel Philip/ProPublica

April 17 

https://www.freep.com/story/opinion/contributors/2022/04/17/michigan-needs-utility-regulation-prioritizes-customers-opinion/7326486001/

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CUB in the News: Michigan utilities would pay residents if their power goes out under new legislation

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Recent News: New transmission line could give Michigan better access to cheaper, more reliable, cleaner electricity from the grid

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CUB in the News: Credit:Rebecca Mock for ProPublica Lights Out: Profitable Utility Company Shut Off Electricity to Homes Hundreds of Thousands of Times

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Statement: Michigan PSC Order on Reliability Standards Is A ‘Missed Opportunity’ To Protect Michigan Residents, Citizens Utility Board of Michigan Says

In its first major regulation in response to the frequent power outages that have plagued Michigan consumers, the Michigan Public Service Commission on March 17 failed to approve important reforms advocated by the Citizens Utility Board of Michigan, Attorney General Dana Nessel and many other stakeholders that would have created additional consumer protections to set Michigan on the path to better electric reliability. 

CUB, the AG and others had called for limits on the ability of Michigan's utilities like DTE and Consumers Energy to recover the costs of those bill credits through higher electric rates. The Commission did not order any such action, meaning that utilities will be able to request rate hikes on the very same customers who suffer from poor electric reliability that is, in great part, the result of the utilities' mismanagement of the distribution grid. The Commission also declined to endorse CUB's proposal to more closely tie bill credits to the length of outages so customers get more compensation for longer outages.

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CUB in the News: Widespread power outages spark new state website to hold utilities accountable

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CUB in the News: State AG, Citizens Utility Board urge clean energy comments from utilities

Macomb County Legal News

March 2, 2022

http://www.legalnews.com/macomb/1508952/

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CUB in the News: AG Nessel, Citizens Utility Board Urge Clean Energy Comments from Utilities

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