DTE Energy is investing $300 million to ensure reliable and adequate power for the future.

For the past decade, the Downtown and Midtown Detroit areas have been booming. Corporate offices, restaurants, shops, hotels and residents have been moving into the area, and there are many new construction projects on the horizon. With anticipation of several new neighbors moving into the area including the Wayne State University Gateway Theatre, proposed affordable housing apartment developments and many more, DTE Energy is working to ensure that our electric grid can meet the current and future needs of customers.

DTE is investing almost $120 million into Downtown Detroit and $180 million into the Cass Corridor area in order to improve reliability and increase the ability to serve future growth.

“We’re committed to investing in and building a more reliable electric grid and supporting the growing demands of our communities,” said Aaron Balch, manager of engineering support. 

The investment will be used to replace aging infrastructure with more modernized equipment and decommission a 90-year-old substation.

These improvements will support future growth in Detroit, make the electric system more resilient against severe weather and reduce the length and number of outages.
Residents or businesses impacted by construction or road closures will be notified in advance.

Project updates:
• January 2021 – Begin installing new cable in the Cass Corridor area