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PRESS: BWL to Host Final Open House to Collect Input on Region’s Energy Future

Michigan Business Network
November 18, 2019 12:00 PM

Final of Five Public Open Houses to be Held in November to Shape BWL’s New Integrated Resource Plan!

The Lansing Board of Water & Light is hosting a series of Open Houses to gather feedback on the new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which will guide the company’s actions to continue delivering cleaner, affordable and reliable power to the region for decades to come. Members of the public are invited to attend to ask questions and offer suggestions to help shape the IRP.

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BWL Hosts Regional Water Tapping Competition

Michigan Business Network
November 12, 2019 2:00 PM

The Lansing Board of Water & Light hosted the Regional Water Tapping Competition, Wednesday November 6. The three member teams will race against the clock to be the fastest team to simulate a new house water service installation with as few violations, including minor leaks and safety risks, as possible.

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PRESS: BWL to Host Open Houses This Week to Collect Input on Region’s Energy Future

Michigan Business Network
November 5, 2019 11:00 AM

Five Public Open Houses to be Held in November to Shape BWL’s New Integrated Resource Plan - Two this week!

The Lansing Board of Water & Light is hosting a series of Open Houses to gather feedback on the new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which will guide the company’s actions to continue delivering cleaner, affordable and reliable power to the region for decades to come. Members of the public are invited to attend the Open Houses to ask questions and offer suggestions to help shape the IRP.

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PRESS: BWL to Conduct Test of Dam Break Warning System

Michigan Business Network
November 4, 2019 11:00 AM

The Lansing Board of Water & Light will conduct an annual test of its dam break warning system tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5. Two sirens will sound at approximately 2pm, followed by a recorded message that will be broadcasted by loudspeakers. The message will say, “Testing the dam break flood warning system.”

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PRESS: BWL Seeks Public Input on Future Energy Plan for Region

Michigan Business Network
October 22, 2019 3:00 PM

Five Public Open Houses to be Held in November to Shape BWL’s New Integrated Resource Plan 

LANSING, Mich. — The Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) announced today it will host five open houses in November to seek public input as the utility updates its plan to continue delivering cleaner, affordable and reliable power to the region for decades to come.

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Consumers Energy to Bring in Crews from Tennessee and Indiana as Work Intensifies to Restore Power after Severe Weather

Michigan Business Network
August 29, 2018 10:00 AM

Latest Storm Affects Over 115,000 Michigan Homes and Businesses

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 29, 2018 – Crews from Indiana and Tennessee will start arriving in Michigan as early as Wednesday as Consumers Energy works to restore power to over 115,000 homes and businesses affected by another round of severe weather that rolled through the state overnight.

“We are committed to working as quickly as we can to turn on the lights for our friends and neighbors who were affected by the latest storms,” said Tim Sparks, Consumers Energy’s vice president of electric grid integration. “We appreciate our customers’ patience. Our crews are in the field right now to assess damage and repair poles, wires and equipment damaged by Mother Nature.”

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Restoration Work Continues While Consumers Energy Braces for Additional Storms Tonight, Tuesday

Michigan Business Network
August 27, 2018 1:00 PM

 

More than Half of 64,500 Customers Affected by High Winds, Lightning Restored

JACKSON, Mich., August 27, 2018 – Improving weather conditions have resulted in power being restored to more than half of the 64,500 customers affected by early morning’s storms as Consumers Energy plans for additional storms tonight and later Tuesday.
As of 11:30 a.m., approximately 25,000 customers remained without power across Lower Michigan. The vast majority of customers should have power restored by midnight tonight. In some of the harder hit areas in portions of western and central Michigan, it may be Tuesday evening before power is restored.

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CMS Energy Announces Two New Wind Energy Parks

Michigan Business Network
June 26, 2018 3:00 PM

Projects Will Provide Up to 250 Megawatts of Clean, Renewable Energy 

JACKSON, Mich., June 25, 2018 – CMS Energy today announced the addition of two new planned wind energy parks to its portfolio that will produce up to 250 megawatts of clean, renewable energy.

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ITEC Awarded $25,000 Grant from Consumers Energy Foundation for TechTransport Program

Michigan Business Network
May 30, 2018 9:00 AM

ITEC Awarded $25,000 Grant from Consumers Energy Foundation for TechTransport Program

LANSING, Mich. – The Information Technology Empowerment Center is pleased to announce a $25,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation. The foundation’s support will bring robotics and space science education to students in the Lansing Capital region in programs held on ITEC’s TechTransport bus. The converted motor coach bus brings hands-on, cutting-edge afterschool programs to students in Lansing community centers and housing commission locations.

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Consumers Energy Crews Continue to Restore Service Following High Wind Event

Michigan Business Network
May 5, 2018 12:00 AM

More than 1,000 wires down; 200 electric poles broken

JACKSON, Mich., May 4, 2018 -- Consumers Energy employees and contractors continue working tonight to restore service after high winds gusting over 55 mph interrupted service to more than 88,000 homes and businesses across the Lower Peninsula.

Restoration efforts will continue into the weekend, with over 1,300 employees and contractors working to safely restore power, including 20 mutual assistance employees arriving Saturday morning from Wisconsin. “The strong winds that blew across the lower half of our state resulted in more than 1,600 downed power lines and over 200 broken poles,” said Guy Packard, the company’s vice president of electric operations.

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