DTE Energy is dedicated to upgrading our current infrastructure to enhance reliability. Our commitment to our customers is to reduce power outages by 30% and to cut outage durations in half by 2029.  

On the corner of Chipman Street and Johnson Street, our crews were recently working on crucial upgrades to the infrastructure in the area. Specifically, they installed a new transformer and upgraded the secondary wire on the current pole. By doing this work, the chance of having an equipment related outage is reduced.  

DTE is constantly patrolling and inspecting our current infrastructure that may be ready for replacement or even an upgrade. Once identified, the crews are dispatched to the area to install new equipment. Whether that’s a new pole, transformer, or even replacing the location of a ground wire, DTE crews are committed to helping keep our customers with the power they need and the reliability they deserve.  

The work in Detroit’s Hubbard-Richard neighborhood is part of how 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 Detroit customers and across the many communities we serve.  

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