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

DTE has made it a priority to continue upgrading our infrastructure. Our front-line crews have been inspecting our current infrastructure to determine where these upgrades need to happen next. In 2023, DTE inspected and upgraded over 1,400 miles (about half the width of the United States) of pole top equipment across the communities we serve. These upgrades improve reliability, especially during extreme weather.   

Recently in Detroit, at the intersection of Warren and Lawton in the Core City neighborhood, crews were installing brand new fiberglass cross arms to pole tops. Fiberglass cross arms are more durable during extreme weather, which will improve reliability for customers in the area.

This kind of upgrading work is part of DTE’s ongoing plan to build the grid of the future. That plan includes transitioning to a smart grid, upgrading existing infrastructure, rebuilding significant portions of the grid and trimming trees. These are at the core of our plan as we work to increase reliability in Detroit.

Interested in seeing the work being done in your community? Visit our power improvements map.