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Latest DTE Energy outage makes solar, battery storage look even better

July 22nd, 2019 | By Roger Kuznia

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Approximately 250,000 of the 600,000 DTE Energy customers that lost power from severe weather that hit southeastern Michigan over the weekend are still without power as of early Monday morning, the utility company said in a press release.

As DTE continues its around-the-clock restoration work of what it calls the second largest power outage in the company’s history, it expects to have everyone’s power back on by the end of the day Wednesday.

The largest DTE power outage occurred in March 2017, when a windstorm knocked out power to more than 800,000 customers.

While DTE expects to have power restored to 80 percent of its customers by the end of Monday, and 90 percent by the end of Tuesday, it will be a long couple of days for customers that remain without power at their homes. These significant outages and rising cost of electricity may have you starting to think about alternatives to continually relying on grid energy. DTE was granted a rate increase by the state’s public service commission earlier this year, and it is already seeking another one, this time a 9 percent increase.

Pink Energy’s battery option is answer to outages

Pink Energy has the solution you need to continue providing power to your home in the event of outages with its battery solution. When DTE customers buy a solar system from Pink Energy, battery storage is included with your purchase. Our battery allows you to power three significant loads in your home for up to a 24-hour life cycle. So if you’re upset at discarding all of the food from your refrigerator and freezer because of the lack of power, going solar with Pink Energy is a way to keep all that food from spoiling. You also may want to power your microwave for cooking quick meals, and power your laptop to keep up with work. You can continue doing all those things while your non-solar neighbors wait for power to be restored.

If you want to avoid the interruptions and added costs that power outages bring, call us at (877) 4-GO-Pink, and we’d be happy to speak with you. Beyond the value of providing power during outages, going solar is a great way to reduce your home’s carbon footprint and significantly lower your electric bills. And when your solar panel system is paid off, that energy is completely free to you. Make your energy choice by going solar with Pink Energy!

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