LANSING (WWJ) – If you’re angry about your power still being out, you may have recourse.
Under state law, utilities have 120 hours — or five days — to get the power back on and if they fail to do so, you can file a complaint with the Michigan Public Service Commission and theoretically get a $25 refund back from the utility.
However, you must also tell the utility in question, either DTE Energy or Consumers Energy, that you do not have power. If you do not state that, you cannot get the rebate.
The number to call is 800-292-9555.
WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick reports the complaints are filed with the Public Service Commission, who will take the complaints under consideration. Theoretically, the utilities could then be fined by the state.
Tuesday afternoon. DTE said about 110,000 customers were still without power after Sunday’s windy storms. Statewide, about 107,500 Consumers Energy electric customers were without service as of 11 a.m. Tuesday.