When damaging storms strike Michigan, Consumers Energy crews are ready to roll with new mobile storm units to help restore power more quickly.
The 53-foot long units will be staffed during storm deployment by company storeroom personnel and can depart on short notice. The units are equipped with items most often needed for storm work: cross arms, insulators, coils of wire, hardware and other equipment.
Strategically located in Grand Rapids, Jackson and Cadillac, the mobile storm units will be deployed to areas where powerful storms are forecast to hit, and will serve as staging areas for crews performing service restoration.
This initiative will shorten outages and help us keep our Promise to provide reliable energy service for our customers.
The mobile storm units were outfitted in Grand Rapids, and are being delivered to their home headquarters this week.
Reinforcing its commitment to Pure Michigan Business Connect, Consumers Energy hired Grand Rapids-based Giant Graphics to apply visuals to the units, which feature photographs of four Consumers Energy field employees in action.