DTE Energy is dedicated to constructing a smarter, stronger and more resilient grid to enhance reliability. Our commitment to our 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 our customers in Milan experience fewer and shorter power outages. One way we will accomplish that is by upgrading our current infrastructure. Crews recently identified equipment at the corner of Platt Road and Mooreville Road that was in need of an upgrade. That means new, more modern and durable equipment. This upgrade included new cross arms, power pole, and connectors. These upgrades will make electric service in this area more reliable, especially during extreme weather conditions.  

A new power pole was dropped in at this location along with all the necessary pole top equipment. DTE does this kind of work to not only improve reliability, but to help with the greater demand for electricity and growing capacity needs in the years ahead. 

This upgrading is part of DTE’s plan to build the grid of the future. That plan, now well underway, also includes transitioning to a smart grid, rebuilding significant portions of the grid and trimming trees.   

To stay informed about ongoing projects in Milan and elsewhere, you can explore DTE Energy’s Power Improvements Map or visit empoweringmichigan.com