Investigation into State's Role in Blackout

By: Jeremy Ross
By: Jeremy Ross

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) announced it was proceeding with an investigation into the state’s involvement with the largest blackout in U.S. history.

The MPSC will focus on; the extent, duration and causes of the outage, reaction by utility companies and recommendations to avoid future blackouts.

Jackson-based Consumers Energy is one of several utilities involved in the investigation.

A spokesperson for the company says only eight percent of its customers were impacted by the blackout.

Consumers say it’s fully cooperating with state officials and legislators.

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