DTE asking customers to reduce energy usage

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DTE Energy is asking its customers to conserve during this bitterly cold stretch. The company released a statement today saying that the sub-zero temperatures are putting a strain on its regional system.

Christy Wicke, a company spokesperson said, “We know how important it is for our customers and Michigan’s economy to have reliable electric service they can count on day in and day out. While DTE’s plants are running well, our system is connected to energy grids in other states and Canada that are experiencing issues due to the extreme weather. Because of this, we are asking for your support to ensure everyone can stay warm.”

DTE is asking customers to “dial down the thermostat several degrees in your home and wear additional layers of clothing.”  The company is also encouraging people to minimize use of electrical appliances, turn off all unnecessary lights.

DTE covers the areas of williamston, Wheatfield Township, Webberville, Fowlerville and Howell, among others.

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