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One of the first steps in improving power reliability in an area is to properly analyze and patrol the circuits that feed that community. This is done by a team of DTE engineers and supervisors who analyze power reliability data and then physically patrol each individual circuit to identify locations where tree trim or equipment maintenance work needs to be completed.

Last week, a DTE engineer visited multiple sites in the City of Detroit, off Grand River and Alexandrine St., as well as Michigan Ave. and Wesson St. He studied our utility poles and other equipment to find the best way to prevent storm-related outages for local residents. Now, he and the team will craft a plan to fit the specific needs of that area.

Once the plan is finalized, our overhead line workers will be to improve the way these circuits operate. As always, we’ll keep you updated on what’s to come in your neighborhood and show you the work that will keep the power flowing to your home.

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 and infrastructure updates. All these projects are underway to improve your service and reliability for the short- and long term.

Make sure to check the Detroit District 6 community page on a weekly basis to learn more about what’s going on in your neighborhood. You can also follow DTE on Facebook and Twitter for even more updates and information.