Entries by Amanda Knaebel

Happy 170th birthday, Thomas Edison!

Thomas Edison, argued to be one of the greatest inventors in history, would be 170-years-old if he were alive today. Born Feb. 11, 1847, Edison spent his life interested in technology, business and innovations—contributing to some of technology’s greatest advancements and acquiring more than 1,000 patents for his work. While Edison is most commonly recognized […]

How DTE Energy helps customers plan their energy needs

If you ask a real estate developer what the most critical component of a new construction is, they’ll probably tell you planning. A well thought out plan with input from key people can help everyone involved understand the desired outcome, anticipate potential obstacles, set realistic expectations, know limitations and even solve issues before a shovel […]

Bernice Jones has a voice for volunteering and enjoys sharing it

Bernice Jones is a 35-year veteran at DTE Energy, a leader in her community, and she has a voice for volunteering. As someone who wants to make the most of her talent, Jones and her musically-inclined family often volunteer their voices at charity events, providing entertainment and sharing a message of hope. This year, Jones […]

Apprentice Lineman places in International Lineman’s Rodeo

Paul Vivian started his journey at DTE Energy back in May when he moved from southern California to fulfill is dream of becoming a lineman. In no time, he proved he was a rockstar by clearing out competition and taking third place in the International Lineman’s Rodeo Mystery Challenge Two. “It was surreal. I never […]

Pole top rescue drill is part of taking safety seriously

When working with a substance like electricity, it is always important to put safety first and be prepared for any scenario that may happen. That is why DTE Energy partnered with Commerce Charter Township and Beaumont Hospital to establish a mock Pole Top Rescue drill. A Pole Top Rescue is executed when something has happened […]

Expanding training center for expanding career opportunities

As DTE Energy is preparing to ramp up investment efforts on the smart grid, their  Underground Cable Splicer apprenticeship program is set to double its size, moving from six apprentices per class to a dozen. To prepare for this growth, the company’s Training and Development Center (TDC) in Westland is expanding its underground training area […]