‘An ongoing issue’: Frustration grows after outages close 5 Ann Arbor schools on first day
Power outages are impacting the first day of school in Ann Arbor, and some parents are growing frustrated. On any other beautiful August day, Samantha McCully would love nothing more than to watch her kids play basketball in the driveway. But Monday was not that day.
DTE doesn’t answer fire department’s calls during outages, Ann Arbor chief testifies
Fire crews responding to downed lines and other hazards during Ann Arbor power outages have found themselves using unorthodox methods to alert DTE.
On this day in 1840: Detroit Mayor and Michigan Gov. Hazen Pingree is born
On Aug. 30, 1840, Hazen Pingree, the future Detroit mayor and Michigan governor, was born in Denmark, Maine.The progressive Republican was first elected in Detroit in 1889. Later, he was elected governor in 1896 as the state continued its transition from the Civil War years to the industrial age.
DTE is municipal power lobby’s ‘greatest advocate’, backer says after outage
Public power backers say a municipal utility would improve performance because it would be accountable to the public rather than shareholders.
Coalition urges City of Ann Arbor split from DTE as frustration over outages grows
"I did just go grocery shopping, so I lost all my groceries," said Katharine Pepple about the last power outage that left her family without electricity for two days.
Detroit Free Press
Frequent power outages have Ann Arbor residents, businesses wanting change from DTE
Frequent power outages in Ann Arbor, many lasting for several days, have sparked frustration and talks of a municipal electric utility within the community.
Recent power outages fueling push for municipal utility in Ann Arbor
Some Metro Detroit residents are still without power following a powerful storm that swept through the region last week. Power outages can cost residents hundreds to thousands of dollars of food loss and can also have a deep impact on small businesses.
Got Science? Lean, Clean, Green Machines
Community organizer Bridget Vial and energy analyst Paula Garcia discuss how some states can reach an equitable transition to 100% clean energy by 2035.
Stateside Podcast: A reckoning for DTE
In the aftermath of power outages that affected hundreds of thousands of people in February and March this year, many Michiganders are scrutinizing the state’s largest investor-owned utilities: DTE and Consumers Energy.
Is it time for public power in Ann Arbor? Group makes case after latest outages
After tens of thousands of Ann Arbor-area residents lost electricity this past week, many for multiple days, the campaign for public power is picking up again.
American Public Power Association
Moves to Expand Public Power in Michigan Grow in Wake of Recent Outages
In the wake of recent power outages affecting parts of Michigan, communities in the state recently took steps to explore the option of municipalization.
In wake of mass power outages, Ann Arbor organization pushes for public power utility
Residents who lost power after the ice storm in Washtenaw County gathered to voice their frustration at the Pittsfield Township Library Sunday. Officials with the organization “Ann Arbor for Public Power” were listening and offered a new approach to utility service.