As a part of our four-point plan, we are upgrading some of the oldest areas of our infrastructure to modernize our grid, including trimming trees, rebuilding older sections of the grid, accelerating our transition to a smart grid and upgrading existing infrastructure.
A four-man crew was recently in Dearborn upgrading the overhead infrastructure that delivers power to homes and businesses in the area. The crew set a new pole in place that can support the weight of the essential equipment at the top of the pole. The previous pole was unable to support the weight of the transformers that go near the top of the poles, and this could have possibly led to outages in the area.
These transformers lower the high voltage emitted from power lines and lowers the voltage to levels that are safe for homes. Replacing the previous pole was vital to ensuring a more efficient power distribution system, reducing energy losses and providing more reliable electricity to our customers.
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 of these projects are underway to improve your service and reliability in both the short and long term.
Make sure to regularly check the Wayne 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.
Interested in seeing the work being done in your community? Visit our Electric Reliability Improvements Map online.