CUB in the News: DTE Took $20M Covid Bailout, Still Cut Power To 20K In Michigan

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CUB in the News: Mich. PSC Tightens Rules on Utility Service Following Blackouts

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CUB in the News: How decades of neglect left Detroit’s grid vulnerable to powerful storms

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CUB in the News: Michigan Gas Utilities rate increase set for 2022

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CUB in the News: 1st Friday Focus On The Environment: Protecting Michigan's Power Grid As Storms Intensify

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CUB in the News: DTE Energy to spend another $70 million on tree trimming to prevent outages

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CUB in the News: Called to account: A state commission is demanding answers from energy utilities for the outages that affected over a million homes in early August

Planet Detroit

By Brian Allnutt

August 27, 2021

https://mailchi.mp/planetdetroit/aug-27-10110258?e=2428ab3bd6

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CUB in the News: Mich. PSC Issues Emergency Order Following Devastating Storms

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CUB in the News: 43,000 Michiganders without power with heat index expected to hit 100

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Statement from CUB in Reaction to MPSC Special Order re: Utility Reliability

Initial reaction from Citizens Utility Board (CUB) of Michigan Executive Director Amy Bandyk:

The Michigan Public Service Commission today has done the right thing for Michigan ratepayers by taking swift action to approve an order on new rules to protect consumers and improve the oversight of electric utilities following the devastating outages that have been the latest reminder of Michigan utilities' poor electric reliability record.

MPSC Chairman Dan Scripps was spot-on when he said in the commission meeting today that we need "to move away from the cycle of bad storm and a response, then another bad storm and a response" and instead make better reliability performance an enduring part of utility strategy.

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