Entries by John Fossen

Here is one easy way to avoid a serious accident

How would you like to be responsible for disrupting your neighbor’s electrical or gas service because you struck a utility line while planting a tree in your yard? Even worse, you could suffer a fatal injury. With thousands of miles of utility lines buried in the state of Michigan, why take the risk by not […]

Do you think you might have a gas leak? Call us. When in doubt, we’ll check it out.

It was an unseasonably hot Sunday afternoon late last September in Traverse City. In the back yard of the Dilloway’s, Nichole and Shane were celebrating Bennett’s third birthday with family members. Nichole, seven months pregnant, went into the house. When she returned, she told her husband that something didn’t smell right inside. “We went back […]

Investing in your energy future

When you buy a car, you try to get the most out of your investment, right? You maintain it, so it will last. At some point, before the car needs extensive repairs or breaks down, you replace it. It’s the same with our natural gas infrastructure. We diligently monitor and maintain our delivery system and […]

Gas leak knowledge helps family avert potential danger

As a Gas marketing program manager for DTE Energy, Rosana Laurain hears about natural gas safety all the time. It’s a good thing because she put that knowledge to use last August to help avoid a potentially dangerous situation involving her family. “It was a nice day, so we had the windows open in the […]

Delivering energy is a 24/7 commitment

It’s 3 a.m. on a crisp fall morning. While most Michiganders are sleeping, DTE Energy employees are monitoring the company’s 41,500-mile natural gas pipeline system to ensure customers are receiving the energy needed to keep their homes and businesses warm. From a modern control room, gas controllers analyze a constant flow of data 24/7/365 from […]

NEXUS pipeline to benefit Michigan customers, local economies

Editor’s note: Updated April 2, 2018. Construction of the NEXUS Gas Transmission project remains on schedule to begin operation in the third quarter of this year. This is good news for DTE Energy customers and our state. Access to nearby, low cost natural gas and revenues from the 255-mile project – a collaboration between Enbridge […]

Natural Gas system upgrades – Keeping you up to date

DTE Energy is committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to our 1.3 million customers throughout Michigan. That commitment requires ongoing infrastructure investment to ensure our system of pipelines, compressors and equipment continues to work efficiently and provide energy when you need it. This year, our system improvements include: 120 miles of […]

DTE begins meter upgrades in Grand Rapids

Customers in Grand Rapids will experience the benefits of new natural gas meters this year, as DTE Energy expands its advanced meter program. Older meters are being upgraded with a new module on the face of the device that enables DTE employees to read the meter with mobile data collection equipment. On average, the new […]