It seems every one has an opinion on what the report says but few have actually read it.
The report is ten pages long. What everyone is curious about is what exactly what the MPSC ordered the utility companies to do. Through editing we have provided that information at the outset.
Then after a few observations of things we have noticed, so that that the reader might better appreciate what is being reported, we have printed the report in it's entirety without editing or modification.
It is important to understand that the MPSC is a regulating body. Like your parents when you lived at home it makes the rules. If you read this report and the two other that provided earlier in the this series of articles you will realize that the MPSC is always on the utility's back about a number of issues on a consistent basis.
Examples include response time on such things as the response time for downed power lines, customer refunds for outages and how fast they are processed, and of course the big bug a boo tree trimming money and how fast that money is processed and spent for it's intended purpose
In the below report Consumer's energy is chided for having spent only 46 million of the 53 million requested in vegetation management money. (page 4).
Read the MPSC report of December 4th 2014 and you will see no mention of a Ground to Sky program. That is because it is a DTE program DTE came up with to show the MPSC that it is doing it's homework in terms of tree trimming money spent and Pilot programs. Grand to Sky was harsh , The actual assignment given by the MPSC on December 4th 2014 was rather benign.