DTE power outage in downtown Ann Arbor on March 28 at 7:00 p.m., 197 customers affected

DTE Energy  (NYSE:DTE) is reporting an area power outage affected 196 customers in downtown Ann Arbor as of 10:45 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2011. The power has been off since 7:00 p.m., and the estimated restoration time is from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Refer to Job ID W11032800140 in correspondence.

A second outage affects a single customer and was identified as trouble with a high voltage equipment owner. This outage also occurred at 7:00 p.m, and the estimated restoration time is between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Monday evening. Refer to Job ID W11032800136.

Reports from Twitter:

Annoying power outage things going on around here…big banging noises followed by shutdowns. What’s up? Damn. #kerrytown #annarbor

Real time power outage information can be retrieved from the DTE Energy Outage Center Map. If public safety were to have been called to the location after an outage, e.g. to deal with a transformer explosion or other hazardous situation, you would be able to request an incident report via FOIA from the public agency which made the incident response. In certain circumstances, the Michigan Public Service Commission’s Consumer Complaints system may be a resource for inquiries and complaints into extended outage.

For more information about Ann Arbor power outages, the Twitter aggregator poweroutages.org has an Ann Arbor power outages page, good for pinpointing the time of events.

Here’s Frank Allison singing “Power Out”.

DTE Energy is a diversified energy company, which combines the operations of Detroit Edison for electric service and MichCon for gas service. It has about 2.1 million customers in its service area in the greater metro Detroit area. The company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:DTE) and closed on Monday trading at $47.51 for a market cap of $8.05 billion.

Edward Vielmetti will keep the light on for you.

FTC mandatory disclosure: Nothing to disclose at this time.


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