Consumers Energy submits proposal to bury Michigan's power lines

Posted on AllSides July 5th, 2023
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JACKSON, Mich. — Consumers Energy announced Wednesday it has proposed a pilot program that would bury Michigan’s power lines. The energy service provider says burying power lines would bolster the state’s electric grid and decrease the rate of power outages while saving money in their effort to improve Michigan's electric infrastructure. “We know burying power lines will help make the grid stronger, especially during violent storms that are hitting Michigan more frequently,” says Vice President of Electric Distribution Engineering Greg Salisbury. “Historically the costs to bury lines have been too...

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