Several hundred in Huron remain without power Tuesday morning; bill credit possible for some customers

A DTE Energy lineman works on a power line after hundreds of thousands of customers across Michigan lost power due to severe storms that hit the region over the weekend (Photo: DTE)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Posted Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Several hundred Huron Township DTE Energy customers remain without power Tuesday morning after a mass outage swept across the state following severe weekend storms.

The DTE outage map shows which areas of Huron are still waiting to get back online.

Here is a screen shot of the DTE outage map as of 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2019.

DTE said in a statement Monday evening that they expect 90% of all customers impacted by the recent outages to be back up and running by Tuesday evening.

The remainder of those still without power should have power restored by the end of the day Wednesday, DTE said.

The outage impacted over 600,000 DTE customers in Michigan.

The outage event is considered “catastrophic” under Michigan Public Service Commission guidelines, meaning at least 10% of customers were affected.

Under catastrophic conditions, customers are eligible to receive a credit after 120 hours, or 5 days.

DTE customers who lost power will be eligible for a $25 credit to their electricity bill if they were in the dark for more than five days, according to company policy.

According to the company, more than 900 out of state line workers have joined forces with over 1,100 Michigan DTE workers to help restore power to customers.


 

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