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Electric Co-Op Customers May Be Subsidizing Dirty Energy

Wolverine Power Cooperative, a Cadillac, Michigan based electric cooperative with seven member cooperatives throughout northern Michigan, entered into a deal decades ago for power from coal-fired plants owned by the Ohio Valley Electric Company, or OVEC. The OVEC plants force Northern Michigan customers to pay millions more in electricity bills to subsidize "dirty coal". Olson, Bzdok & Howard helps represent the Sierra Club in Michigan Public Service Commission cases involving another utility, Indiana Michigan Power Company, and the OVEC plants.

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MPSC Commission Issues Order Regarding DTE’s IRP

On Wednesday, the Michigan Public Service Commission issued an order regarding DTE Energy Company’s Integrated Resource Plan that rejected many aspects of their plan. They made recommendations for greater energy efficiency, utilizing the competitive market for renewable energy, and investigating an earlier retirement for the Belle River coal plant, just to name a few. Read more here. 

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Two coal plants in Ohio to retire early


JM Stuart Generating Station

Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) and the Sierra Club have announced an agreement in principle to retire two coal plants in Ohio: Stuart and Killen, located along the Ohio River in the southwest part of the state. These two aging plants, totaling about 3,000 megawatts of coal-fired generation, will cease operation by June 1, 2018.

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