Michigan Public Service Commission orders utility companies to provide more outage data

Posted at 5:36 PM, Aug 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-25 17:36:27-04

(WXYZ) — The latest round of storms in Michigan has left thousands without power once again across metro Detroit.

Meanwhile today, the Michigan Public Service Commission ordered member utility companies (DTE Electric, Consumers Energy; Indiana Michigan Power Co.; Alpena Power Co.; Northern States Power Co.; Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp., and Upper Peninsula Power Co.) to report more data on how this month’s weather pattern has affected customers and what more can be done to reduce the impact.

The data will include:

  • Vegetation management and grid hardening efforts.
  • A breakdown of each company’s worst-performing electric circuits .
  • A list of the top ten ZIP codes that have the most and least frequent outages including the longest and shortest restoration times.
  • A list of the top ten ZIP codes where future improvements are being planned.
  • Actions taken to address bill credits for customers, and a summary of restoration efforts.