October 18, 2022
Despite restoration efforts throughout the day, more than 6,000 Great Lakes Energy (GLE) members are without power due to persistent wind and rain. All available GLE line crews have been dispatched and are working to restore service.
Outages are reported across 12 counties throughout the Great Lakes Energy service territory. Areas most impacted with outages are Antrim and Charlevoix counties. Due to difficulty of working amid sustained winds, repairs are expected to be slow going. If power is not restored by 11 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 to also stay clear of trees and limbs hanging on the lines. Members using generators should ensure they are connected properly and legally with a transfer switch so they do not back feed into the powerlines and cause harm to workers.
Great Lakes Energy members can report their power outage online, on the Great Lakes Energy app, or by calling 888-485-2537.