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New Poll: BWL Job Performance Rating Among Business, Residential Customers Remains Strong – and Is Growing

Michigan Business Network
January 21, 2020 5:00 PM

Customer support for renewable energy also increasing

LANSING, Mich. — The Lansing Board of Water & Light’s (BWL) job performance rating remains strong and continues to improve among business and residential customers, whose support for moving to more renewable energy sources in the future is also growing, two new EPIC-MRA surveys found.

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PRESS: BWL to Work at I-96/69 and W. Saginaw Hwy. for Power Line Repairs

Michigan Business Network
December 11, 2019 1:00 PM

The Lansing Board of Water & Light will begin work in Delta Township at north and southbound I-96/69 at W. Saginaw Hwy. tonight, Wednesday, December 11. Intermittent closures will last approximately 15 minutes beginning at 11:50pm. The work is being done to repair damaged power lines.

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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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