If your home was recently without power because of the latest round of storms to hit Michigan, you may be eligible for a refund from Consumers Energy or DTE Energy.

About 41,000 Consumers Energy customers are still in the dark after power was knocked out for approximately 200,000 homes and business in Michigan. An additional 600,000 DTE Energy customers lost power this weekend as well.

If your power was out for more than 16 hours, you may be eligible for a $25 credit on your energy bill. Here are the exact requirements, according to the Consumers Energy website:

  • Service interrupted for more than 120 hours (five days) during catastrophic conditions (10 percent or more of a utility's customers affected)
  • Service interrupted for more than 16 hours during normal conditions
  • Service interrupted 8 or more times in a 12-month period

Last week, we were without power for 20 hours. $25 is little compensation, but it's better than nothing!


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