Entries by Randi Berris

Remote Vieques Island presents unique challenges for DTE crews

The beauty and solitude of the tiny island of Vieques is what draws tourists to visit and many mainlanders to stay. But then Hurricanes Irma and Maria swept across this little spit of land eight miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, stripping bare the trees, destroying hotels and restaurants and knocking out power to the 10,000 […]

Restoring hope and faith, one house at a time

For the people of Canovanas, Puerto Rico, their troubles started even before Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Many of these residents have been surviving day-to-day without electricity ever since Hurricane Irma swept across the island on Sept. 5,  three weeks before Maria hit. So when DTE Energy crews arrived in their mountainous neighborhood, they opened […]

Taking inventory of Michigan’s infrastructure and planning upgrades together saves time, money and resources

When it comes to the state’s infrastructure, roads and bridges usually are the first things to come to mind. But what about the electric lines, gas mains, and water and sewer lines running under the roads? The utility poles and telephone, cable, electric and broadband wires strung overhead? All these components are part of Michigan’s […]

Creating a smarter energy grid for our customers

2018 is off to a promising start for the state of Michigan – unemployment is down, businesses are thriving again and our communities continue to recover from a long and hard recession. DTE Energy is proud to support this much-anticipated economic revival by providing customers safe, reliable and affordable power, and investing in the infrastructure […]

DTE builds first of its kind “plug and play” substation

We’re all used to coping with Michigan’s changing weather – especially skilled trades workers who often work out of doors all year ‘round. And for those who build electric substations, the weather can be a challenge. Now DTE Energy has developed a new process to build some substations inside a factory, away from the elements, […]

Planting trees across Michigan to beautify our communities and create a greener future

DTE Energy has a long history of preserving, protecting and sustaining our environment. This fall, the company showcased their efforts to make Michigan greener by partnering with ReLeaf Michigan to plant 115 trees in seven communities from Wayne and Macomb counties to the Thumb to Northern Lower Michigan. The DTE Energy Foundation, the philanthropic arm […]