consumers energy

6:27 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Power outage Sunday in downtown Kalamazoo blamed on squirrel

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Outage lasted about four hours, starting Sunday morning with power restored by early afternoon
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- All power has been restored in downtown Kalamazoo, a Consumers Energy spokesperson said. At its peak, the outage left 2,094 customers and numerous businesses without power. Traffic lights on West Michigan Avenue and some parking structures in the surrounding area were not working. Gas stations were closed temporarily for the outage.
SW Michigan
2:33 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Consumers Energy customers get a rate hike and refunds

High-voltage transmission lines in POrtage
Credit WMUK

Consumers Energy customers will soon see slightly bigger electric bills. The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved an $89 million rate increase, 40 percent less than originally sought by the utility.

The commission says that means a typical residential customer will see an increase of about a $1.67 per month. Consumers Energy had initially asked for a rate increase of $148 million.

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10:09 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Thousands of power outages across Michigan

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More than 14,000 people statewide and hundreds in the West Michigan area were without power this morning. According to Consumers Energy’s outage map, some residents living near Battle Creek are still without power.
  • Source: Mlive
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WEST MICHIGAN -- Hundreds of West Michigan residents are without power this morning after another winter storm whipped through the area Tuesday night. Consumers Energy reports there are 224 customers without power in Allegan County and nearly 200 in Kent County before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27.