Rebuilding some of the oldest sections of our grid is part of our four-point plan to strengthen our infrastructure and delivering more reliable power to electric customers.  

Our underground crews were recently in Farmington Hills replacing a primary cable and pole that were weakened by a mix of weather and a recent fire. Primary cables are important because they help deliver power to homes and businesses. These cables run from our substations to your community along overhead power poles. Once the lines reach your community, they either continue to run overhead to homes and businesses or connect to underground systems.  

In this case, the wire and pole the crews replaced connected to an underground system in the community, so this aboveground work helped improve parts of the grid that aren’t visible.  

This work is just one part of our four-point plan to improve reliability. We’re also upgrading existing infrastructure, trimming trees and accelerating our transition to a smart grid. Read more about this plan and work happening in your community at empoweringmichigan.com/reliability-improvements. 

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, maintenance, and infrastructure updates. All these projects are underway to improve your service and reliability in the short and long term.   

Make sure to regularly check the Oakland County community page   to learn more about what is going on in your neighborhood. You can also follow DTE on Facebook and Twitter for even more updates and information.