Michigan AG Filed Testimony Opposing Rate Hike, Called for Rate Decrease Instead

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed testimony urging the Michigan Public Service Commission to reject Consumers Energy Company’s request to increase natural gas rates, and argued that natural gas rates should be reduced instead. The requested rate hike would result in a 5.7% increase for residential customers, and would increase the percentage that Consumer’s Energy takes as its own profit. In the testimony, AG Nessel “present[ed] direct evidence to the Commission to refute the need for any rate hike...and argue[d] Consumers’ customers should instead see a rate decrease.”