Entries by RoNeishaMullen

What are those charges? A detailed look at your electric bill

Most of us pay our electric bill without paying much attention to the dizzying numbers strewn across the page.  As long as the bottom line “seems about right,” we’re not too persnickety about it. But what happens when your bill is higher than expected? Where do you go for an explanation? It’s all in the […]

Resolve to be safe in 2018

While many New Year’s resolutions revolve around establishing healthy habits like losing weight and exercising, the start of the new year is also a great time to get your head in the safety game. When it comes to electrical and natural gas hazards, prevention depends on safe equipment, safe environments, and safe practices. Resolve to […]

Lighting the way for economic growth

2017 was a big year for economic development in southeast Michigan. Amazon announced the opening of fulfillment centers in Livonia and Shelby Township. Downtown Pontiac got a little brighter when lights from the marquee in front of the newly opened Flagstar Strand Theatre lit up. And in Detroit, QLine is on the move, and it’s […]

Smart meters exposed

Remember when cell phones were supposed to cause brain cancer? They didn’t – and they don’t. It’s not uncommon for urban legends like this to emerge around new and advanced technology. The case is no different with smart meters. Since 2008, DTE Energy has installed nearly 3 million smart meters (also known as advanced electric […]

Between the Poles: What are those wires?

Ok, so you’ve probably noticed there are quite a few wires on a utility pole, and that not all of them provide electricity. But what are the rest of them for, and what’s that barrel that looks like an oil drum hanging near them? Let’s start from the top. Utility poles consist of three distinct […]

GALLERY: Hurricane Irma Mutual Aid

When Florida Utilities called for help upon Hurricane Irma’s arrival, DTE Energy answered. In the electric industry we call this mutual aid, a long-standing tradition among companies. To date, we’ve mobilized over 500 employees, mainly line workers and tree trimmers, to assist with the recovery and relief efforts across Florida. DTE crew members will work […]

Powering Florida’s recovery

Total devastation. Those are the words Gerard Huvaere, a system strategist in DTE Energy’s Fleet operations department, used to describe the scene in Coral Gables, Fla., after Hurricane Irma ripped through the Sunshine State on Sunday. “The down pours were so bad, we couldn’t see a foot in front of our trucks,” Huvaere said. “Trees […]

Powering all of life’s moments

Energy powers our lives in so many ways. Whether you use it a little or a lot, DTE Energy is working hard to be there for every moment. That’s why we’re continuing to improve our electrical system to deliver the dependable, affordable energy you rely on. We’re replacing utility poles, installing smart-grid sensors and continuing […]

Powering through the hottest days

The calendar might still say spring, but with temperatures forecast to hit 90 degrees and higher in the coming days, it’s a clear indication that summer is upon us. And while many of you are busy planning summer vacations, DTE Energy crews are hard at work to ensure you stay cool as temperatures rise. Preparation […]