Webberville area residents and businesses will be seeing DTE Energy crews working in their neighborhood to improve reliability for customers. Over the next few years, we’re investing nearly $20 million to rebuild the overhead and underground electrical equipment that delivers power to homes and businesses near the village. This includes:
- Replacing more than 13 miles of conduit and cables, wires, transformers and electrical equipment.
- Installing new, stronger utility poles and crossarms that will better withstand extreme weather.
- Trimming or removing trees growing close to power lines, reducing the risk of limbs and branches falling into the lines and causing outages.
“Rebuilding our electric system is important because it will help keep the lights on for our Webberville area customers, especially during extreme weather,” Joseph Bargero, engineering manager for the project, said. “The work will also increase the grid’s safety and capacity.”
The added capacity means we can deliver reliable power to even more homes and businesses and support clean energy solutions like electric vehicles.
Crews began work on the first part of this project, which will have three parts in total. In this first part, we’re installing more than four miles of new utility poles, wires and transformers near I-96, along M-52/Stockbridge and Nobel Roads. The first portion of rebuilding will continue through the beginning of 2024.
Once this work is completed, we will convert customers in this area to the new electrical system, significantly improving reliability for customers in the area.
We will repeat this process for the next two portions of the project along the south side of the Webberville area through 2025.
Short power outages and partial road closures will be necessary to complete the work — we will continue to notify customers in the area if work affects them.
Learn more about what to expect when DTE is installing a new electric distribution system in your neighborhood. To read about additional reliability improvement work happening in your neighborhood, visit empoweringmichigan.com/reliability-improvements.