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Western Michigan University Gets A New Power Source

Sep 17, 2018
WMU Battery
Western Michigan University

There's a new battery at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. A really large battery. Consumers Energy unveiled it Monday and says it's the first of its kind in the utility's service area.

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Crews from out of state are helping utility workers in repairing widespread electricity outages across much of western and northern Michigan caused by strong storms this week.

Consumers Energy
Consumers Energy

A Consumers Energy employee from Clio is the recipient of the 2018 American Gas Association Meritorious Service Award for his lifesaving efforts to assist a woman involved in a serious car accident.

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A group seeking to boost Michigan's renewable energy requirement says it won't move forward with a ballot initiative after Michigan's dominant utilities agreed to accelerate plans to produce cleaner energy.

Muskegon Heritage Museum
Muskegon Heritage Museum

A western Michigan museum is showcasing a new exhibit on the history of a former power plant that shuttered two years ago.

WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Michigan utility companies say they expect to have nearly all electrical outages repaired by Monday night, which would be three days after several thousands of home and businesses lost power following high winds.

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Construction crews starting this month plan to replace a decades-old natural gas pipeline in the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge.

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Michigan regulators have approved a nearly $66 million electric rate increase for Consumers Energy Co. that takes effect Sunday and is about 38 percent of what the Jackson-based utility originally sought.

Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy plans to become more environmentally friendly – while keeping customer bills stable. Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth has more.


Entergy Corp.

The planned closure of the Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan will be delayed by four years until spring of 2022, an energy company said Thursday.

Consumers Energy
Consumers Energy

The Consumers Energy workers who made their way down to Florida from Michigan last week are currently working in the Boca Raton area as the number of those affected by power outages continues to rise. WKAR's Karel Vega reports.

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Nearly 2-dozen workers from Michigan are driving to Florida to help get power restored after a killer hurricane named Irma batters the Sunshine state. 

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There was a short power outage in parts of Ingham, Clinton, and Shiawassee counties this afternoon.


Ingham County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Update: Consumers Energy tells WKAR power was restored by about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The Ingham County of Homeland Security and Emergency Management reported there is a major power outage for parts on Clinton and Ingham Counties on the afternoon of August 2.

The department said it is not clear when the electricity will be restored.

Michigan utilities report thousands of customers remain without power as a result of storms that rolled across the state.

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