DTE is committed to improving reliability for our customers. We continue to executive our four-point plan to build the grid of the future, which includes trimming trees, upgrading existing infrastructure, rebuilding older sections of the grid and accelerating our transition to a smart grid.  

Cews were recently working in the Islandview neighborhood on Detroit’s east side, rebuilding the overhead equipment — some of which has been powering the local community since the 1920s. As part of this work, we are installing new equipment like poles, transformers, wires and conductors. The upgraded infrastructure will increase our grid’s capacity to meet the needs of Detroit’s growing east side and provide safer, more reliable energy to our customers.  

We’re rebuilding overhead equipment to distribute the energy from the recently completed Island View substation. Substations are essential sets of equipment that transfer power from the grid to a voltage level your home or business can use.  

This is just one of the many neighborhoods that will continue to see improvements from our $270 million investment to rebuild the electric grid on Detroit’s east side. 

Read about more work happening in your neighborhood at empoweringmichigan.com/reliability-improvements.