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

On the vicinity of Detroit’s Van Dyke Avenue and Medbury Street, our front-line crews recently identified 20 poles that need our attention. Specifically, the work being done recently was to drop in a new, more durable power-pole as well as new pole-top equipment. An all-new cross-arm, new connectors, and new primary wire will also be installed on all 20 of the new poles.  

DTE is steadily upgrading infrastructure across the communities we serve. We inspected more than 1,400 miles (about half the width of the United States) of equipment in 2023, making upgrades and replacements as needed. This work can be as easy as replacing a cross-arm or can also include a full pole replacement. These upgrades will increase the reliability in the areas where they completed, especially during extreme weather.  

DTE is building 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. These are at the core of our plan as we work to increase reliability in Detroit and the many other communities we serve.   

To stay informed about ongoing projects you can explore DTE Energy’s power improvements mapor visit Empowering Michigan’s reliability improvements webpage.