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[–] doggone 3 points (+3|-0)

Consumers Energy in Mich had a fire at compressor station Wednesday. Sent emergency messages out to everyone's phones to turn down the thermostats or there would be rolling blackouts for natural gas. Ford and GM shut down plants.

They said there was a 10% reduction in usage after the plea.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/01/31/consumers-keep-thermostats-low-through-friday/2730615002/

[–] Titus_of_Voat 2 points (+2|-0)

Haven't seen anything like that here. I could always fire up the kerosene heater if needed.

[–] Polsaker 2 points (+2|-0)

here we just gotta chop down a couple trees to get through the winter, we don't have the luxury of having natural gas :(