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

In Livonia, our frontline crews and engineering teams have been advancing across the city since early last fall. They have recently identified 20 locations in the southern portion of the city that needed infrastructure upgrades.

These upgrades in residential areas are planned to be completed within the next few weeks. The specific areas were chosen due to reliability concerns in prior years. This work underway can range from the installation of a new cross-arm atop a power pole, or an entirely new pole being installed. 

At the corner of Hambleton Street and Richland Street, our front-line crews were busy carrying out these vital upgrades. Along with the new pole, a new, more durable cross-arm and stronger insulators were also installed. These upgrades, along with tree trimming across Livonia, will result in more reliable service, including during the extreme storm season.  

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 for our Livonia customers and across the many 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.