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DTE crews worked in Detroit to replace upgraded equipment that had been damaged by a rodent. Recently, they installed a new net bank and cabling on Second Avenue and Peterboro Street. A net bank provides two separate power sources to nearby homes and businesses, upgrading them to what is called the A-C network system. This means that if one power source fails, the other will continue to provide service, preventing Detroiters from experiencing power outages. As DTE works to improve your reliability, crews sometimes face unforeseen circumstances such as this one where a rat chewed through the cable connecting to the net bank. Cable splicers, cable pullers and A-C network operators worked together to swiftly replace the cable and install rubber inserts to prevent rats from further system interference, keeping your power safely flowing when you need it.

You may see more of our crews in the coming months as part of our accelerated electric reliability projects in your area, including more tree trimming and infrastructure updates. All these projects are underway to improve your service and reliability for the short- and long term. 

Make sure to regularly check the Detroit – District 6 community page to learn more about what’s going on in your neighborhood. You can also follow DTE on Facebook and Twitter for even more updates and information.