Consumers Energy asks Michiganders to turn down heat
MACOMB CITY, Mich.—Due to an explosion at a compressor station in Macomb City, Consumers Energy sent an emergency alert to customers asking them to turn down their heat.
Consumers Energy asked customers to turn their heat down to 65 degrees to help conserve natural gas until February 1 at noon.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement:
“I’m coming to you now to ask for your help. Due to extremely high demand for natural gas with these record low temperatures and a facility incident, Consumers Energy has asked that everyone who is able to turn down their thermostats through Friday at noon so we can all get through this with minimal harm.
So please: turn your thermostat down to 65 degrees or lower and amplify this message by re-posting and making sure your friends, relatives and neighbors who are getting ready for bed to turn theirs down too.
You can play a role in helping people across the state survive these extreme temperatures. Please do. We’re calling on every Michigander to do your part and help us weather this storm together.”