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DTE can charge customers who opt out of ‘smart’ meters, appeals court rules

Associated Press – The Michigan Court of Appeals has rejected challenges from people who don’t want a new digital “smart” meter from DTE Energy Co. The court says state regulators did nothing illegal or unreasonable in approving an opt-out program. It allows Detroit-based DTE to charge customers about $ 10 a month to send someone to […]

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Consumers Energy updates Michigan utility meters

Associated Press – JACKSON — Consumers Energy is speeding up its plan to update electric meters for homes and businesses across Michigan. The CMS Energy Corp. unit says it plans to update 1.8 million electric meters and 600,000 natural gas meters by the end of 2017. That’s two years earlier than it originally scheduled. The new meters let customers […]

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Detroit parking department: We don’t have quotas for enforcement officers; new meters coming in 3-4 months

If there’s one thing Detroiters can rely on, it’s the Municipal Parking Department’s (MPD) ability to issue citations with Prussian-like efficiency. This city is excellent at that. That’s why a particular statement the department in a memo to Detroit City Council was, at the very least, amusing. The memo, dated June 10, contained responses to questions from the […]

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Smart meters: State mulls health, privacy risks of new electricity meters being installed at Michigan homes

The Michigan Public Service Commission staff doesn’t think health risks are significant, but recommended utilities allow customers to opt out of the smart meters. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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