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If your electricity was off for more than 16 hours because of the recent storms, you may be able to claim a $25 bill credit from Consumers Energy or DTE Energy, according to the Michigan Attorney General.


Utility customers may claim the credit if power remains off for 16 hours or more under "normal conditions" rather than "catastrophic conditions."


According to Nessel, catastrophic conditions are those leading to an official state of emergency, an event that results in the interruption of more than 10 percent of the utility's customers, or if the utility fails to restore power within 120 hours.


The credits are also available if a customer experiences more than seven interruptions in a 12-month period.


To apply for a credit through DTE Energy, visit

To apply for a credit through Consumers Energy, visit

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