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Earn $50 for recycling an old inefficient appliance

 An old refrigerator or freezer can cost you hundreds of dollars to operate each year. A new qualifying Energy Star rated refrigerator can reduce your monthly electric bill and you'll earn a $50 rebate for recycling the old one through our Energy Optimization program. To learn more, call 1-877-296-4319 or visit Michigan-energy.org and select PIE&G for details on qualifying products.

Congratulations Communities First Fund Winners !

To promote and recognize participation in the PIE&G Communities First Fund, all current and newly enrolled members were automatically entered to win one of three prizes in a random drawing held February 6, 2017. The following lucky members were selected:

1st prize –Kyle Kowalewsky (HP notebook computer) 

2nd prize –John Fritzer (Samsung Tablet)

3rd prize –Jacqueline Calhoun ($50 bill credit)

Thank you to everyone who participates in the Fund and for helping to support our local communities. Your small change adds up to make a big difference in northeast Michigan!

Final Power Restoration Update 10 a.m.

Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (PIE&G) crews have restored 9,819 services since Tuesday after strong winds swept through the Great Lakes region causing statewide catastrophic power outages. Approximately 10,452 PIE&G services were affected. As of this morning, 633 services are without power, with 371 of these located on Bois Blanc Island. PIE&G crews are flying to the Island this morning to work on repairs. The remaining outages are primarily widespread, individual services. PIE&G expects repairs and restorations should be completed later today.

Outside crews including those from Wolverine Power, Homeworks Tri-County and Zeeland assisted PIE&G. Repair times were hindered by persistent high winds, wintry weather, tree removals and the replacement of fifteen broken poles.

Members should contact PIE&G immediately at (800) 423-6634 to report new power outages or any downed power lines.  Residents are cautioned to stay at least 25 feet away from any downed wires and to report them immediately to PIE&G or a local law enforcement agency. 

4 pm Outage Restoration Update

Approximately 9,690 power outages were recorded for Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (PIE&G) members since Wednesday morning due to sustained winds gusting to 50 mph in the region. Crews have restored 8,478 services so far, but a wind advisory is in effect until 7 p.m.  Approximately 1,212 services throughout PIE&G’s service area are without power this afternoon.  

PIE&G crews are receiving help from Wolverine Power, Homeworks Tri-County, Zeeland, and outside tree contractors who are assisting to safely restore power to as many services as possible today. Due to persistent high winds and wintry weather, and the need for tree removals and special equipment to access and replace broken poles, PIE&G anticipates that repairs to some individual outages will extend into Thursday, March 9.  Members who are without power this afternoon are advised to plan accordingly. 

Members should contact PIE&G immediately at (800) 423-6634 to report new power outages or any downed power lines.  Residents are cautioned to stay at least 25 feet away from any downed wires and to report them immediately to PIE&G or a local law enforcement agency. 

11 am Update to Wind Outages

Winds reaching over 50 mph on Wednesday caused approximately 9,192 power outages for Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (PIE&G) members. Crews have restored 7,563 services so far, but continued strong winds expected until 7 p.m. are causing more outages today.  Approximately 1,629 services throughout PIE&G’s service area are without power this morning.  

Crews from Wolverine Power, Homeworks Tri-County, Zeeland, and outside tree contractors are assisting PIE&G to safely restore power to as many services as possible today. Due to continued high winds and worsening weather, the need for tree removals and additional time and special equipment required to access and replace broken poles, some outages will extend into Thursday, March 9.  Members are advised to plan accordingly. 

Members should contact PIE&G immediately at (800) 423-6634 to report new power outages or any downed power lines.  Residents are cautioned to stay at least 25 feet away from any downed wires and to report them immediately to PIE&G or a local law enforcement agency. 

5:30 pm Update to Wind Outages

Gale force winds and downed trees caused approximately 7,930 power outages for Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (PIE&G) members beginning around 9 a.m. Crews have restored 5,545 services today, but approximately 2,383 services remain without power at 5:30 p.m. Much of northern Michigan was affected.  The largest number of outages for PIE&G members occurred in Montmorency and Cheboygan Counties.

PIE&G anticipates that repairs will continue into tomorrow and that members who are currently without power should make preparations now to be without power overnight.  Sustained strong winds are predicted to continue into tomorrow and may cause additional outages. Delays in repair times are also anticipated for replacement of broken poles and tree removals from lines. Line crews from Wolverine Power and Homeworks Tri-County are assisting PIE&G and all available personnel will continue restoration efforts into the night. PIE&G’s Call Center is open this evening and members with smart phones may check for updates to the outage map at www.pieg.com .  

PIE&G members should contact PIE&G immediately at (800) 423-6634 to report their power outage or any downed power lines.  Residents are cautioned to stay at least 25 feet away from any downed wires and to report them immediately to PIE&G or a local law enforcement agency.

 

7 pm Update to Power Restorations

Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (PIE&G) crews have now restored power to 6,532 services affected by powerful winds that swept through northern Michigan last night. Of the 385 services still without power tonight, 242 are primarily seasonal homes located on Bois Blanc Island. The winds caused outages throughout PIE&G’s service area. All available crews, outside contractors and office personnel worked all night Monday and are continuing restoration efforts again tonight.  

Current outage information by county is available by viewing PIE&G’s outage map online at pieg.com.

4 pm Outage Restoration Update

December 27, 2016 – Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (PIE&G) crews have now restored power to 6,303 services affected by powerful winds that swept through northern Michigan last night. There are approximately 604 services that remain without power at this time, with 242 of these outages located on Bois Blanc Island in Cheboygan County. The power outages occurred throughout PIE&G’s service area. All available crews, outside contractors and office personnel worked all night and will continue their restoration efforts again tonight. Current outage information by county is available by viewing PIE&G’s outage map online at pieg.com.

PIE&G members should contact PIE&G immediately at (800) 423-6634 to report their power outage or any downed power lines.  Residents are cautioned to stay at least 25 feet away from any downed wires and to report them immediately to PIE&G or a local law enforcement agency. 

12 pm Update to Power Restorations

December 27, 2016 – Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (PIE&G) crews were dispatched last evening in response to wind related power outages and downed trees on lines. Crews worked all night and have already restored power to 5,908 services affected. Predictions show approximately 1,000 members are still without power at this time. The outages are located throughout PIE&G’s service area. All available crews, outside contractors and office personnel are continuing restoration efforts today. Current outage information by county is available by viewing PIE&G’s outage map online at pieg.com.

PIE&G members should contact PIE&G immediately at (800) 423-6634 to report their power outage or any downed power lines.  Residents are cautioned to stay at least 25 feet away from any downed wires and to report them immediately to PIE&G or a local law enforcement agency. 

HIGH WINDS CAUSE POWER OUTAGES ACROSS NORTHERN MICHIGAN

December 27, 2016 – Sustained high winds and downed trees and branches falling onto overhead power lines caused outages for thousands of residents across northern Michigan. Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (PIE&G) began receiving reports of wind-related outages around 7 p.m. last night. Crews were dispatched and worked all night to restore around 5,400 services by this morning.  Currently there are approximately 1400 members without power throughout PIE&G’s service area. All available crews, contractors and office personnel will continue their efforts today.  

PIE&G members should contact PIE&G immediately at (800) 423-6634 to report their power outage or any downed power lines.  Residents are cautioned to stay at least 25 feet away from any downed wires and to report them immediately to PIE&G or a local law enforcement agency.

Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op provides electric and natural gas service to approximately 42,500 member-owners in a nine county area of northeast Michigan and its headquarters is in Onaway, Michigan.

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