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Attorney General Intervenes in Utility Rate Increase Cases

Jul 12, 2019

This week, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced her plans to intervene in four utility rate cases. Currently, three providers have filed with the Michigan Public Service Commission to increase their residential consumers’ rates and a fourth is anticipated to also request a rate increase. The Attorney General citied protecting ratepayers as her reason for intervening in the cases, citing her role as the state’s top consumer advocate. The requested increases range from 7% to 25% and would impact hundreds of thousands of rate payers throughout the state.

The Michigan Public Service Commission is a public body that regulates the energy market in Michigan. Prior to rate increases, a provider must get approval from the commission.

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