Lansing Board of Water and Light http://wkar.org en BWL ice storm report delayed again http://wkar.org/post/bwl-ice-storm-report-delayed-again <p>There will been another delay in the release of the report reviewing the response of the <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/">Lansing Board of Water and Light</a> to last December’s huge ice storm.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:40:19 +0000 Mark Bashore & Joe Linstroth 52498 at http://wkar.org BWL ice storm report delayed again East Lansing Mayor proposes BWL board expansion http://wkar.org/post/east-lansing-mayor-proposes-bwl-board-expansion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span>alk of revamping the makeup of the <a href="http://lbwl.com/">Lansing Board of Water and Light</a> Board of Commissioners has taken another step forward. East Lansing mayor <a href="http://www.cityofeastlansing.com/Home/Departments/CityCouncil/MeettheCouncil/">Nathan Triplett</a> has submitted an expansion plan to Lansing mayor Virg Bernero. It would, for the first time, include representation outside the Lansing city limits.</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:47:35 +0000 Current State 49373 at http://wkar.org East Lansing Mayor proposes BWL board expansion Local leaders call for wider BWL board representation http://wkar.org/post/local-leaders-call-wider-bwl-board-representation <p></p><p></p><p>Many people have been reminded in the past month that the Lansing <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/">Board of Water and Light</a> provides electricity to more than just the capital city. Though it’s owned by the city, the BWL has electric customers in nine other municipalities and townships outside Lansing city limits. Those include East Lansing and Delta Township. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:17:08 +0000 Current State 48317 at http://wkar.org Local leaders call for wider BWL board representation Toronto's ice storm woes sound familiar http://wkar.org/post/torontos-ice-storm-woes-sound-familiar <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>On December 22nd, a powerful ice storm knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers, some for more than a week. Many people without electricity struggled get basic information and to get through to the municipally-owned power company to report outages. Some even took to social media to pick up the slack on their own. We’re not talking about the Lansing-area and <a href="http://lbwl.com/">Board of Water and Light</a>. We’re talking about Toronto, which was hit by the same ice storm that wreaked havoc on us three weeks ago. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:12:52 +0000 Current State 47897 at http://wkar.org Toronto's ice storm woes sound familiar Security expert vows prompt, independent review of BWL http://wkar.org/post/security-expert-vows-prompt-independent-review-bwl <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A retired military officer and former homeland security official turned Cooley Law School law professor will oversee an independent review of the embattled <a href="http://lbwl.com/">Lansing Board of Water and Light</a>. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:24:59 +0000 Current State 47800 at http://wkar.org Security expert vows prompt, independent review of BWL Neighbors in Action: Citizen-activists take charge during Christmas power outage http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-citizen-activists-take-charge-during-christmas-power-outage <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Mid-Michigan has weathered two major winter storms in the last three weeks. It’s been widely reported that thousands of people who lost power following the December 21 ice storm found themselves with little or no reliable information about when or if their electricity was being restored. That prompted many citizens in the community to take it upon themselves to go looking for answers and to share what they found online. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:27:01 +0000 Current State 47699 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Citizen-activists take charge during Christmas power outage Following BWL meeting, board president reiterates support for Lark http://wkar.org/post/following-bwl-meeting-board-president-reiterates-support-lark <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The citizen board that oversees the embattled <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/">Lansing Board of Water and Light </a>convened last night.&nbsp; The body heard from both the public as well as numerous BWL employees and leadership about the utility’s response to last month’s overwhelming ice storm that knocked out electric power to tens of thousands in the Lansing area. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:20:58 +0000 Current State 47700 at http://wkar.org Following BWL meeting, board president reiterates support for Lark Carol Wood, BWL's Dennis Louney on outage http://wkar.org/post/carol-wood-bwls-dennis-louney-outage <p>Lansing City Council Member Carol Wood and Lansing Board of Water and Light Board Member Dennis Louney talk with Current State about the upcoming special board meeting called as a follow-up to the December power outages in the Lansing Area. <strong>The full transcript of the Current State interview is below.</strong> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:01:25 +0000 Current State 47644 at http://wkar.org Carol Wood, BWL's Dennis Louney on outage New co-generation power plant set to recharge Lansing http://wkar.org/post/new-co-generation-power-plant-set-recharge-lansing <p></p><p>The massive co-generation power plant rising above Lansing's REO Town neighborhood is nearly complete. The Lansing Board of Water and Light 's (BWL) new 46,000 square-foot facility has been under construction for more than two years. The power plant officially comes online July 1, and will replace four coal-fired steam units at the nearby Moores&nbsp;Park plant built in 1950s. The BWL says the new plant is much more environmentally friendly. Residents and business owners believe it will also bring economic gain to their neighborhood.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:55:27 +0000 Current State 37717 at http://wkar.org New co-generation power plant set to recharge Lansing New solar-powered electric charging stations come to Lansing http://wkar.org/post/new-solar-powered-electric-charging-stations-come-lansing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2010, the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/">Lansing Board of Water &amp; Light</a> (BWL) established its <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/PEV/">Plug-in Electric Vehicle Community Project</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. With funding from the U.S. department of Energy, the BWL installed an array of electric vehicle charging stations across the Lansing area to promote this emerging technology. &nbsp;Now, the utility is taking another step towards building an electric car infrastructure. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:08:06 +0000 Current State 34653 at http://wkar.org New solar-powered electric charging stations come to Lansing Latest Lansing City Council squabble, privatizing Water & Light http://wkar.org/post/latest-lansing-city-council-squabble-privatizing-water-light <p></p><p>The Lansing city council is having an intense squabble involving technology and transparency. &nbsp;Two unresolved issues appear to be at the heart of the dispute. &nbsp;<br /><br />First, did a city employee erase information from the city-issued laptop of council person Kathie Dunbar? &nbsp;<br /><br />Second, should a full council session involving “computer usage”-- presumably related to the incident -- have been closed to the public and the media? &nbsp;<br /> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:08:00 +0000 Mark Bashore 31088 at http://wkar.org LBWL “Tops Out” New REO Town Plant http://wkar.org/post/lbwl-tops-out-new-reo-town-plant <p>The Lansing Board of Water and Light is celebrating an early milestone in the construction of its new cogeneration plant in REO Town.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 20:24:24 +0000 Mark Bashore 18074 at http://wkar.org LBWL “Tops Out” New REO Town Plant