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Consumers Energy customers could see electric bill go up next year

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Consumers Energy is proposing a nearly $300 million investment to modernize its power grid and support clean energy projects. If approved, average households could see a monthly bill increase of about 7 dollars and 50 cents.

“We want fewer power outages for our customers and if there are power outages we want the duration to be much shorter and less frequent for our customers.” said Katie Carey, the Consumers Director of External Relations. She says improving the strength of the grid is one of their main priorities as climate change brings more severe weather events.

The Michigan Public Service Commission is considering the proposal and its impact on customers. A final decision is expected early next year.