Entries by John Fossen

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

The NEXUS Gas Transmission project recently received a Certificate of Approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. 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 and DTE – will help the latter control costs […]

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 […]

DTE Energy national safety honor contributes to reliability

When DTE Energy employees work safely, they help safeguard customers and the public. By working safely, they also ensure a steady supply of energy for Michigan homes and businesses throughout the year. That’s why it’s important to note that the American Gas Association has recognized DTE Energy with its 2016 Safety Achievement Award for employee […]

Larry Pachulski is hooked – on walleye

If an angler pulls a hefty walleye out of Wabasis Lake in Kent County next summer, he or she can probably thank Larry Pachulski and his colleagues at the West Michigan Walleye Club. Pachulski has helped raise, harvest and plant more than 800,000 walleye in area lakes since beginning the project in 2009. “I used […]