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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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Consumers Energy isn’t Affordable, Especially Amidst a Pandemic

2020 has brought challenges to every corner of the economy. With many people struggling to find the funds to keep the lights on, power providers, such as Consumers Energy, should be focusing on helping make electric bills more affordable. However, in Consumers latest case with the Michigan Public Service Commission, they are requesting approval to raise the rates for residential customers by 14 percent. Is that “affordable”?

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Olson, Bzdok & Howard, P.C. is Using 100% Renewable Energy

Olson, Bzdok & Howard staff members standing outside of their newly designated 100% renewable electricity building.

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Tracy Jane (TJ) Andrews, Of Counsel

Tracy Jane (TJ) Andrews has become Of Counsel to Olson, Bzdok & Howard, P.C., providing legal services to the firm’s energy clients.

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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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