BWL http://wkar.org en BWL Commissioner supports extension for GM Lark http://wkar.org/post/bwl-commissioner-supports-extension-gm-lark <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The discussion over reforms to the <a href="http://lbwl.com/About-the-BWL/News/BWL-Will-Adopt-All-CRT-and-MPSC-Recommendations/" target="_blank">Lansing Board of Water and Light</a> has continued in recent days. One topic up for debate is whether or not to extend the contract of embattled <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/company.pb.aspx?pageid=197&amp;id=265" target="_blank">General Manager J. Peter Lark</a>. A BWL committee has recommended another year for Lark. However, some critics have repeated their view that Lark should leave after the utility’s botched response to last December’s widespread, storm-related power outages.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:10:47 +0000 Mark Bashore 55334 at http://wkar.org BWL Commissioner supports extension for GM Lark BWL falcons expecting http://wkar.org/post/bwl-falcons-expecting <p></p><p></p><p>There are many expecting parents around Mid-Michigan, but few will produce offspring as rare as Eckert and Viper’s. The <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/falcon.aspx" target="_blank">peregrine falcons</a> are waiting for three little ones to hatch, after nesting at the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s Eckert electric generating plant. Thu, 15 May 2014 17:30:47 +0000 Mark Bashore & Emanuele Berry 53734 at http://wkar.org BWL falcons expecting CRT Report: BWL culture, recordkeeping, technology must change http://wkar.org/post/crt-report-bwl-culture-recordkeeping-technology-must-change <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It’s become clearer how Lansing’s publicly-owned utility, the <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/" target="_blank">Board of Water and Light</a>, failed its customers following last December’s ice storm. A detailed <a href="http://media.graytvinc.com/documents/BWLMay+5.pdf" target="_blank">review</a> by an investigative panel explores the utility’s actions before, during and after the storm that knocked out power to some 35,000 customers. Tue, 06 May 2014 17:32:36 +0000 Joe Linstroth, Mark Bashore & Kevin Lavery 53272 at http://wkar.org CRT Report: BWL culture, recordkeeping, technology must change McDaniel review team holds first public hearing http://wkar.org/post/mcdaniel-review-team-holds-first-public-hearing <p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-6508790b-078c-24bc-0128-e57171dc0a08" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The Community Review Team, charged with analyzing the actions of the <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/">Lansing Board of Water and Light</a> in the wake of the historic Dec 21 ice storm, held its first public meeting last night in East Lansing. The nine-member team led by retired Army Brigadier General <a href="http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/mcdaniel_michael.html">Mike McDaniel</a>, who’s now a Cooley Law school professor, is gathering information about the storm and the BWL’s response to recommend corrective actions and best practices.<em> Current State’s</em> Kevin Lavery was at the meeting.</span> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:01:14 +0000 Current State 48976 at http://wkar.org McDaniel review team holds first public hearing