Michigan AG Secured 55% Rate Reduction in Gas Utility’s Requested Increase

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that the Michigan Public Service Commission approved a settlement that allows Consumers Energy Company to increase its gas rate by only $95 million—rather than the requested $175 million—after AG Nessel intervened in the case. According to the AG’s office, “the settlement provide[d] the utility with sufficient revenues to provide its customers with safe and reliable natural gas service and to perform necessary repairs and upgrades to its infrastructure at more reasonable rates than projected by the company.”