Wealthy Street Substation To Blame For Downtown GR Power Outage
A failure at Consumer’s Power’s Wealty Street substation is the culprit for the power outage the left much of the heart of downtown Grand Rapids without electricity for a good part of the morning leaving The GRPD, the JW Marriot, Amway’s Plaza as well as our radio stations in the 50 Monroe building on generators.
Unfortunately, the back-up generator for our building (no fault of our stations), had some technical difficulties. (the generator died & the back-up, back-up of battery power only lasts so long).
After several unanswered calls from media outlets, Consumers Powers mentioned the substation and that over 700 businesses were effected.
Me… I’m still a little effected. No A/C in parts of the building. It’s strange walking into and out of air conditioned rooms & hot, steamy, muggy and down right miserable rooms.