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Utility rates approved for Alpena Power, Consumers and PIE&G

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The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has approved 15 Michigan electric utilities’ tariffs or rates for municipalities that use several types of lighting based on emerging technologies.

“Today’s action by the MPSC puts in place electric rates for municipalities that have installed – or will install – energy efficient lighting, whether it is for unmetered street lighting, area lighting, or traffic signal services,” said Commissioner Monica Martinez.  “As a result, these municipalities will pay rates that reflect their increased energy efficiency.” 

The MPSC in January directed regulated Michigan electric utilities to file applications seeking approval of rates that govern emerging lighting technologies used by municipalities.

The new rates have been approved for three utilities servicing northeast lower Michigan – Alpena Power Company, Consumers Energy and Presque Isle Electric and Gas Co-op.