Relief from power outages part of new legislation
Lawmakers are set to announce new legislation that would increase accountability for utility companies during outages.
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Wednesday has been declared a First Alert Weather Day as we are getting ready for some severe weather. This could mean power outages for the people of mid-Michigan.
First Alert Weather Day: Thunderstorms With Damaging Winds Possible Today
Consumers Energy wants you to be prepared and ready if you do lose power.
On Michigan’s Capitol building steps, action is being taken for relief for those who do lose power.
As energy customers may be losing power this week, Michigan lawmakers are set to announce new legislation that would increase accountability for utility companies during outages.
Update: Lawmakers to Michigan utilities: ‘Keep the power on or pay up’
Part of this new legislation would provide relief to customers who lose power during outages.
This action was taken after over a million lost power for days on end in the Midwest last year. Now customers and activists are calling for better service.
As for Wednesday’s severe weather, Consumers Energy has emergency crews on standby. The company says it has about 300 power restoration teams ready to go across Michigan.
READ: Consumers Energy prepared for potential outages Wednesday, Thursday
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