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June 19, 2010

Midwest Energy Cooperative power outages

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Written by: Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – About 5000 Midwest Energy Cooperative customers remained without service at 4 p.m. Saturday (June 19th) as crews continue their efforts to restore service following the severe storms that blew through the region Friday evening.

In the immediate aftermath of the devastating storm, transmission was lost to nine substations and more than 15,000 customers were without service across southwest Michigan. At this time the Cass and Jones Substations remain without transmission and the majority of the outages are in Cass County.

Crews are faced with significant clean up and rebuilding efforts as they work on restoration.

Midwest Energy Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility providing electric distribution and an assortment of energy-related programs and services to more than 35,000 customers in 11 counties in southern Michigan and northern Indiana and Ohio.

Source:  News release from Midwest Energy Cooperative


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