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

As part of this commitment, we are working to make sure customers in Northville have fewer and shorter power outages. Crews were recently replacing the aging equipment at the old Northville Downs racetrack site, near the intersection of Center and Cady Streets, with new, more durable equipment. This includes new cross arms, power poles, connectors, and wires. 

This new equipment will help us meet the growing demand for electricity in the area. We are also putting in a new transformer to handle more power. We will keep doing this kind of work to get ready for the opening of the new site in Northville and new developments and to serve you better. 

This upgrading work is part of DTE’s 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.   

To stay informed about ongoing projects you can explore DTE Energy’s Power Improvements Map or visit Empowering Michigan’s reliability improvements webpage.