August 12, 2021
Restoration Efforts Remain for Great Lakes Energy
Following sustained storm activity throughout the state Tuesday evening and again Wednesday night, power outages remain for many Great Lakes Energy (GLE) members. Despite the restoration efforts so far, approximately 13,000 members across 25 counties are without power.
GLE and contracted line crews worked through the night in effort to restore power for our members. The hardest hit areas include the following counties, Allegan, Charlevoix, Crawford, Lake, Mason, Newaygo, and Osceola. Additionally, outages persist throughout most of our service area in Antrim, Barry, Cheboygan, Clare, Emmet, Kalkaska, Kent, Manistee, Mecosta, Missaukee, Montcalm, Muskegon, Montmorency, Oceana, Oscoda, Otsego, Ottawa, and Wexford counties. Line crews will continue their efforts today to assist with restorations.
If power is not restored by 10 p.m. tonight, GLE members requiring power should make alternative plans for overnight accommodations.
Great Lakes Energy members are reminded to stay away from downed power lines and also stay clear of trees and limbs hanging on the lines. Current outage information by counties and zip codes is updated on the Great Lakes Energy website, www.gtlakes.com, by visiting Storm Central.
Great Lakes Energy members can report their power outage online, on the Great Lakes Energy app, or by calling 888-485-2537.
How do I find out when a crew will be assigned to my area!
Hi, Sharon. Selecting your region on our outage map will indicate whether a crew has been assigned: https://www.gtlakes.com/power-outages/
My zip code is color coded orange. What does that mean? I’m a M. S. Patient and I take injections 3 times a week. They must stay refrigerated. Ice doesn’t work because they can’t freeze.
The color is representative of the number of members out of power in that specific area, orange is on the higher end. If power is not restored by 10 p.m. tonight, GLE members requiring power should make alternative plans for overnight accommodations.
Then should I expect Friday , Saturday, Sunday to better prepare myself for this outage