Entries by David Lingholm

What role can mentors play in shaping career choices?

With the backing of General Motors, Black Girls CODE recently launched a Detroit chapter with a series of activities at the Detroit International Academy for Women. Kayla Shelton, a construction supervisor for DTE Gas, spoke on a panel during the inaugural activities aimed at encouraging more young women of color to explore STEM education. What […]

What does it take to be named among the 100 Best Corporate Citizens?

DTE Energy has been stepping up and working hard to do our part to be a leading corporate citizen in Michigan and beyond. In fact, for the first time this year, DTE Energy made “Corporate Responsibility” magazine’s list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens. The company recently released their 2016‑2017 Corporate Citizenship Report, which can be […]

This project gave Lapeer bragging rights

For Lapeer Mayor William Sprague, deciding to partner with DTE Energy to build the largest solar array in Michigan within the city limits was a straight-forward decision to make. “My belief is that we’re put on earth to do something and that’s to leave it better than we found it,” he said during a recent […]

“Linework is linework. It’s what we do.”

Editor’s Note: David Lingholm, social media specialist for DTE Energy, and Doug Sigler, senior technical engineer in DTE’s information technology department, spent four days embedded with DTE’s linemen and contractors in Florida to capture the stories of how DTE helped with recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma. They’re home. After spending a few weeks in Florida […]

#AfterIrma: Reflections from the front lines in Florida

Staging crews for a power recovery event like Hurricane Irma is a massive undertaking. Diesel fuel is brought in by large tankers so the linemen and tree trimming crews have fuel when they need it. All the equipment crews need to do their work, including new poles, are on site so they can be loaded […]

#AfterIrma: DTE crews restore power to an affordable housing complex for seniors

Editor’s Note: David Lingholm, social media specialist for DTE Energy, and Doug Sigler, senior technical engineer in DTE’s information technology department, are embedded with DTE’s linemen and contractors in Florida. They are capturing the stories of how DTE is helping with recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma. As utility workers from around the country fix more […]

#AfterIrma Day 2: Restoring power to parts of Coral Gables

Editor’s Note: David Lingholm, social media specialist for DTE Energy, and Doug Sigler, senior technical engineer in DTE’s information technology department, are embedded with DTE’s linemen and contractors in Florida. They are capturing the stories of how DTE is helping with recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma. While there are obvious differences between restoring power after […]

Heading into the storm: Scenes from the road to Florida

Editor’s Note: David Lingholm, social media specialist for DTE Energy, and Doug Sigler, senior technical engineer in DTE’s information technology department, are embedded with DTE’s linemen and contractors in Florida. They are capturing the stories of how DTE is helping with recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma. Day 2 of our #AfterIrma trek began in Macon, […]

DTE crews answer call to service ahead of Hurricane Irma

When big storms hit anywhere in the United States, energy providers can call on their fellow utilities to send crews to help restore power. When Florida Power & Light made the call for help Wednesday, DTE Energy agreed to send 400 employees and contractors, mostly lineworkers and tree trimmers, to do our part to help […]