Entries by RoNeishaMullen

Why not bury the power lines?

That’s the question many people are asking after the historic March 8 windstorm took down 12,000 power lines, leaving more than 800,000 DTE Energy customers in the dark. While burying power lines may seem like a logical solution, the reality is putting lines underground (or “undergrounding” as they say in the business) isn’t the foolproof […]

How DTE Energy restores power after a storm

The historic windstorm that blew through the DTE Energy service territory in early March, leaving over 800,000 customers without power, had many wondering how we decide where to restore power first. As with any storm, our number one priority is safety – for both our customers and crews. For everyone’s safety, we start with dangerous […]

Electric smart meters give you more control over your energy use

At DTE Energy we believe our job is more than just to bring you energy. It’s also about providing you better customer service through innovative technology. Since 2008, we have installed more than 2.5 million electric smart meters (also known as advanced meters), equipped with technology that allows us to improve service, provide more accurate […]