Electric Transformer Outage Affect Approximately 1,153 Customers in Hillsdale County

Hillsdale, Mich. – November 13, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Approximately 1,153 Consumers Energy electric customers are currently affected by an electric interruption caused by a high voltage transformer bank failure at the utility’s North Adams substation. Electric restoration to affected customers is expected by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 11.

Consumers Energy crews are onsite but repairs to the substation could take several days due to the amount of equipment affected. A mobile substation is being brought from Consumers Energy’s Alma Service Center to provide electric service until repair work is complete. The cause of the substation failure is unknown at this time.

“We sincerely appreciate the patience of our customers as we work to safely restore electric service,” said Michele Kirkland, vice president of electric operations for Consumers Energy.
Residents affected by this interruption are located in an area bordered by:
East Sterling Road to the north,

East Bacon Road to the south,

Waldron Road to the east,

And Milnes Road to the west.
Affected customers can keep updated on this interruption by visiting Consumers Energy’s outage map at www.ConsumersEnergy.com/outagemap.
Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Media Contacts: Debra Dodd, 586-918-0597 or Roger Morgsenstern, 616-530-4364
For more information about Consumers Energy, go to www.ConsumersEnergy.com.

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