Consumers: All Clear To Turn Up Thermostats

After requesting that natural gas customers in Michigan turn down their thermostats, Consumers Energy now says you’re in the clear to turn up the heat.

The request was initially made on Wednesday night when Governor Whitmer held a press conference and then authorized the activation of the state’s EAS system to push out the message to all cell phones in the state.

A fire at Consumers Energy’s Ray Natural Gas Compressor Station in suburban Detroit shut down all gas flow from the facility on Wednesday. The station is responsible for about one-fifth of the state’s natural gas storage supply.