Gov. Whitmer asks Michigan residents to turn the heat down to 65 …

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a brief press conference on Wednesday asking Michigan residents in the lower peninsula to turn their heat down to 65 degrees or less starting Wednesday night to Friday at noon.

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"I ask that you, tonight, turn down the thermostat 65 degrees or lower," she said.

  • Video of the short press conference is available above.

Her application, as applications, calls customers to reduce gas consumption.

"I come to you now to ask for help. Because of the extremely high demand for natural gas with these low temperatures and a facility accident, Consumer Energy has asked everyone who is able to turn down thermostats through Friday at noon, so we can all get through this with minimal damage, says Whitmer.

Utility companies DTE and Consumer Energy have also asked residents to reduce their natural gas use.

DTE cited the stability of the energy grid in its request. It asked customers to turn the thermostat down and use additional layers of clothing, minimize the use of electronics and turn off unnecessary lights.

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Consumers Energy asked customers to reduce their natural gas consumption after a fire with equipment on the consumer's energy Ray Natural Gas Compressor Station in Macomb County had occurred.

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