AG Nessel to Host Second Stop of Power Outage Listening Tour in Battle Creek

Agency: Attorney General

Media contact: Lynsey Mukomel 517-599-2746
Public inquiries: 517-335-7622

October 19, 2021

LANSING - Next Monday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will host a discussion in Battle Creek to hear directly from those impacted by repeated power outages this summer.  

The feedback further assists AG Nessel as she continues to advocate for Michigan consumers before the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), which regulates utility companies. The first listening stop was hosted in Novi last month. 

The Oct. 25 public event will not be limited to just Battle Creek residents.  

In August, Nessel launched an online feedback initiative focused on the state's power companies amid recent and prolonged outages, which has received close to 4,500 responses to date. Initial data collected from the online input was recently referenced in comments filed with the MPSC at the beginning of the month. 

A total of 74 responses to the online form represent Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties. Eleven of Calhoun County's 57 respondents reported going a full week without power over the summer. The overwhelming majority of respondents in both counties reported a financial loss between $100 and $500 due to an outage. 

The feedback form can be found on the Department's homepage or by visiting directly here. Additional details for the Battle Creek stop of Nessel's Power Outage Listening Tour are below.  

WHO:

Dana Nessel, Michigan Attorney General  

Rep. Jim Haadsma, House District 62 

Invited participants:  
Representative from MPSC  
Local elected officials

WHEN: MONDAYOctober 25, 2021 
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
WHERE:
Full Blast Auditorium 
35 Hamblin Avenue 
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017

Current MDHHS guidelines related to COVID-19 mitigation will be in place and social distancing will be used to the best extent possible. Interested attendees are asked to RVSP to ensure adequate space

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact the Attorney General's ADA Coordinator, Mary Beth Seppala at 517-335-7625.  

Those unable to attend, as well as residents statewide, are encouraged to share their outage experience online through the Department's Outage Feedback Form.  

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