Opinion: Fight against energy competition is a concern for consumers

Laura Sherman

Where does your power come from? Amidst sweeping power outages this summer, it is a question that has been in the spotlight this year. It will be even more important in 2022 as lawmakers in Lansing are debating policies that will shape the future of energy in Michigan.

Most people would say their power comes from their utility, which in Michigan means, for the most part, DTE or Consumers Energy. But that’s not the whole story. While the utilities run the wires that connect customers to the grid, the electrons that flow into your home come from a huge variety of power sources — some owned by the utility, some not.

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