Sen. Jones wants PSC oversight of BWL

LANSING—Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, reported that the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) will investigate the electric companies’ responses after all power is restored. While the PSC has the power to investigate companies like Consumers Energy, they have no oversight of the Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL).

“During this disaster, the crews of Consumers and the Board of Water and Light have worked very hard,” said Jones. “However, the current system does not allow for review of the BWL by the PSC. The BWL is a large company serving customers in three counties, and it’s time to change the system.”

Jones has requested a bill to be drafted to place the BWL under the oversight of the PSC.