Consumers Energy To Interrupt Electric Service For Ogemaw, Arenac County Customers This Evening


ALGER, Mich., Aug. 30, 2017 – To allow the safe repair of the electric transmission system, approximately 5,700 Consumers Energy customers in portions of Ogemaw and Arenac counties will experience a power interruption beginning late tonight.

From 10 p.m. tonight to approximately 6 a.m. Thursday, Consumers Energy will interrupt 5,735 customers so that transmission provider ITC Michigan can safely make emergency repairs to its 138,000 volt system.

· The general area of affected customers is bordered to the north by highway M-55 in Ogemaw County’s Churchill Township and, within Arenac County, to the south by the Rifle River in Deep River Township, the west by highway M-33 in Moffatt Township and the east by Bishop and Reed roads in Clayton Township.

· Normally, customers are notified by postcards in advance of a scheduled outage. However, given the emergent nature of the work that needs to be done in a safe manner, this was not possible.

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.


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We just can't believe Consumers would not attempt to send text alerts to let seniors know the power will be out for 8 hours! What about people on heart or lung machines? Of course we understand about the repair, but some of us have to hookup generators? It would have been a lot easier to do it in the light, instead of going out at 10:00 at night. Just awful!

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