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MEDIA ADVISORY: AG Nessel Hosts Power Outage Listening Tour, Starting in Novi
September 14, 2021
LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will host discussions around the state to hear directly from those impacted by repeated power outages this summer. The first stop of her listening tour will be next Monday in Novi.
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 public event is not limited to just Novi residents.
Last month, Nessel launched an online feedback initiative focused on the state's power companies amid recent and prolonged outages.
In its first two weeks online, the majority of responses were from Oakland and Wayne County residents.
The 1,199 Oakland County respondents experienced an average of 2.91 outages this summer, with more than 41% of respondents sharing the outages resulted in a financial loss of between $100 and $500.
Wayne County residents accounted for 1,015 responses in the first two weeks and experienced an average of 2.72 outages this summer. The majority of Wayne County respondents - 45% - also reported a financial loss of between $100 and $500.
The feedback form can be found on the Department's homepage or by visiting directly here. Additional details for the Novi stop of Nessel's Power Outage Listening Tour are below.
DanaNessel, Michigan Attorney General
Representative from MPSC
MONDAY, September 20, 2021
Novi Civic Center
45175 W 10 Mile Road
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 RSVP to MIAG@michigan.gov 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.