electricity

Outage Update: Progress
Saturday afternoon update: Restoration work continues for Consumers Energy customers impacted by last weekend’s devastating ice storm and those affected by ice melting off trees and equipment from Friday’s and today’s warmer weather.
As of 11:30 a.m. Saturday, about 18,000 Consumers Energy customers…
Powering Back Up
This will remembered as the Christmas without power for many.
FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE: As of 4:30 a.m. Friday, 52,000 Consumers Energy customers were without electricity. Since noon Saturday, the winter storm caused more than 377,000 outages across Michigan.
Among the counties most affected by the outag…
Power Restoration Continues
Despite some extra efforts, Christmas is a powerless holiday for many in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan because of snow, cold and the lingering effects of a weekend ice storm, officials said Tuesday.
More than 152,000 electricity customers of Consumers Energy were without power headed …
Consumers Energy Honors two Grand Rapids Students
Consumers Energy has recognized the artistic talents of students at Dickinson elementary and Immaculate Heart of Mary school in Grand Rapids by featuring their drawings about electric and natural gas safety into its 2013-14 kids safety calendar.
What Do You Miss Most When The Power Goes Out?
Summer storms have created power outages across West Michigan multiple times this summer.  Automobile and other accidents are among the other reasons for occasional power outages.
Long-lasting outages or outages that occur during extreme hot or cold weather can be serious, but shorter outages are usu…