energy

9:20 am
Wed July 23, 2014

NRC Cites Palisades Security Issue

Lead in text: 
Entergy, which owns the nuclear power plant, says it's taking steps to prevent similar problems in the future.
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - The security manager at Palisades Nuclear Plant and a security operations supervisor "willfully violated" qualification requirements and the plant's security plan in a Christmas Eve 2012 incident, according to a confirmatory order issued July 22 by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the owners of the plant.
2:07 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Kalamazoo County to Get "Smart" Electric Meters

Lead in text: 
Consumers Energy customers can "opt out" of the program and keep their old meters, at a cost.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County Consumers Energy customers should expect to see new "smart meters" installed by mid-2015 as the company accelerates plans to install 2.4 million new electric and natural gas meters statewide by 2017.
7:09 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Former Security Guards Criticize Work Environment at Palisades

Lead in text: 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission official says issue of security department is "problematic"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
SOUTH HAVEN, MI - Chris Mikusko worked for 28 years in the security department at Palisades Nuclear Plant before being let go in 2013. Mikusko was one of two fired security supervisors whose terminations were highlighted in a finding of a "chilled work environment" in that department.
6:08 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Federal Regulators Find "Insufficient Actions" to Improve Palisades Work Environment

Lead in text: 
NRC will discuss findings at open house on Thursday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - Palisades Nuclear Power Plant did not "demonstrate a strong commitment to effectively improve" the safety culture in the "chilled work environment" in its security department, according to a letter the Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent June 20 to plant management.
SW Michigan
7:23 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Consumers Energy Drops Renewables Fee

Credit WMUK

Consumers Energy customers will see slightly lower electricity bills starting next month. That's because on Thursday the state Public Service Commission approved the utility's plan to drop a renewable energy surcharge. The Gongwer News Service reports that the PSC approved the change because of the falling cost of wind power. Elimination of the surcharge was included in Consumers new renewable energy plan.

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