Recent ice storms left many Michiganders without power. Attorney General Dana Nessel is calling on DTE Energy and Consumers Energy to proactively issue credits for residents affected by the recent weather events.
Nessel is also requesting that the Michigan Public Service Commission reconsider and adopt her recommendations from prior electric outage and reliability investigation dockets, and she will continue to work with the Legislature to enshrine protections into law, including:
- Automatic credits for residents who lose power.
- More substantial outage credits to help customers who incurred expenses for housing, food, etc.
- The creation of metrics with penalties to ensure that the money spent on electric reliability results in increased reliability.
Resources for Residents
Residents still experiencing power outages can check the status of their power restoration or view the outage maps on their utilities’ websites.
Michigan State Police offers readiness checklists to help Michigan residents ensure their homes are prepared for extreme events.
2-1-1 is a free resource offered by the United Way that helps connect Michigan residents with local providers and services in their communities. 2-1-1 maintains a list of nearby warming centers for residents without heat during this outage.
Residents are encouraged to call 9-1-1 for any life-threatening emergencies.