DTE Energy is dedicated to constructing a smarter, stronger and more resilient grid to enhance reliability. Our commitment to customers is to reduce power outages by 30% and to cut outage durations in half by 2029.  

As a part of this plan, our crews have been working hard to ensure that Madison Heights experiences fewer and shorter power outages. Our crews are currently in the process of installing more than 70 new power poles to a Madison Heights neighborhood. Recently, they were at the corner of Couzens Avenue and Rowland Avenue installing one of these poles. Along with the new pole, new pole top equipment was added, including more durable cross arms, connectors, and a new transformer.  

These upgrades will be a crucial part in increasing reliability in the area. Reducing outages especially during extreme weather situations is the goal and installing 70 new poles is a big part in making that happen. They help harden the grid in the area and are stronger and more reliable than the older equipment. DTE will continue to do this kind of work, not only to improve reliability, but also to help with the increased demand for electricity in the years to come.  

This upgrading work is part of DTE’s plan to build the grid of the future. That plan, now well underway, includes transitioning to a smart grid, upgrading existing infrastructure, rebuilding significant portions of the grid and trimming trees.   

To stay informed about ongoing projects you can explore DTE Energy’s Power Improvements Map or visit empoweringmichigan.com