Midwest Energy Cooperative

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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6:10 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Update: Midwest Energy Cooperative says power restored

Lead in text: 
Outage was mostly in Mattawan, Lawton and Schoolcraft
  • Source: Teammidwest
  • | Via: Midwest Energy Cooperative news release
Transmission service to four Midwest Energy Cooperative substations was restored at about 4:20 a.m. Monday. An Indiana-Michigan Power transmission line serving four Cooperative substations went down around 7 p.m. Sunday, leaving 4800 members without power. Areas most heavily impacted included Mattawan, Prairie Ronde, Schoolcraft, Lawton, Vicksburg and Kalamazoo.
9:38 pm
Sun March 3, 2013

Midwest Energy Cooperative reports 3,000 customers without power

Lead in text: 
As of Sunday night most outages were in Mattawan, Lawton and Schoolcraft
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
UPDATE: Midwest Energy Cooperative said in a news release at 8:10 p.m. that a major transmission line serving four substations is down. Crews have been dispatched, but no timetable for repairs or restoration of service was given. MATTAWAN, MI -- More than 3,000 customers of Midwest Energy Cooperative in the Mattawan, Lawton and Schoolcraft areas were without electric service as of 8 p.m.