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

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

The public event was the second stop of Nessel's Power Outage Listening Tour. 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. An online feedback form is also available on the Department's homepage or by visiting directly here.

"I continue to be so grateful for the public's input on our state's utilities," Nessel said. "We must approach our ongoing utility shortfalls with urgency, which is why hearing directly from consumers remains an invaluable piece to informing my continued advocacy before the MPSC. Prioritizing customer impact remains our best approach to well-informed policies and expectations for the utility companies. I appreciate Rep. Haadsma's assistance in organizing the Battle Creek stop of my listening tour and the commission's continued participation in these public forums."

Last week, the Department of Attorney General participated in the MPSC's first day of its Technical Conference on Emergency Preparedness, Distribution Reliability, and Storm Damage, which was organized in response to prolonged summer power outages.

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.

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