Wolverine Power Transmission Outage Affects PIE&G members
April 26, 2017 - Approximately 12,000 Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (PIE&G) members lost power at 6:53 a.m. due to a transmission problem on Wolverine Power’s lines. Wolverine Power Cooperative is PIE&G’s wholesale energy supplier. The transmission outage affected all members served from six of PIE&G’s distribution substations in Cheboygan, Mullet Lake, Fingerboard, Tower, Black Lake and Hammond Bay. Wolverine’s crews were able to isolate the problem and reroute transmission to restore power to affected PIE&G members at 8:21 a.m.
Wolverine Power Cooperative, located in Cadillac, serves seven distribution cooperatives across Michigan’s lower peninsula. Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op provides electric and natural gas service to approximately 42,000 member-owners in a nine county area of northeast Michigan. PIE&G headquarters is located in Onaway, Michigan.