State plans to investigate utilities handling of power outages

7:07 am
Thu January 9, 2014

State plans to investigate utilities handling of power outages

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Consumers Energy and DTE say they welcome review
Michigan regulators will investigate the way two major utilities handled a December ice storm that knocked out power for up to a week for 661,000 customers across the state. Meanwhile, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero appointed a retired Michigan National Guard brigadier general to lead a probe of the performance of a third utility the Lansing Board of Water and Light and asked state regulators to review the probe once its finished.