TOLEDO (WTOL) - Consumers Energy is asking Lower Michigan customers to reduce their gas use until Friday.
This request comes after a supply issue on the company’s gas distribution network due to a fire at the utility’s Detroit facility.READ MORE: Utilities ask Michigan customers to turn down thermostats to avoid gas shortage
Consumers Energy says they are optimistic that the public reducing their gas use is having a positive affect.
Consumers Energy says repairs are ongoing at their Ray Compressor Station, and while the station is partially in service and providing natural gas to the distribution center, they ask customers to continue to conserve energy until the end of the day on Friday to “allow for temperatures to moderate and additional repairs to Ray Station.”
As of last Thursday morning, DTE Energy told customers they no longer need to reduce their electricity usage due to the extreme cold weather hitting metro Detroit.
The company said its gas and electric systems are operating as usual, and had not been impacted.