Empowering the city of Detroit
We’re dedicated to providing our Motor City customers with the power they need and the reliability they deserve. That’s why we’re building a stronger, more modern grid throughout the city. By rebuilding and upgrading the infrastructure that powers Detroit, we will provide safer, more reliable power to customers and have greater capacity to support the city’s growing energy needs now and far into the future.
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Trees that come in contact with power lines account for 70% of the time our customers are without power. Trimming trees helps prevent outages, especially during extreme weather.
Upgrading existing infrastructure
We’re inspecting and reinforcing/replacing utility poles, power lines and other electrical equipment, when needed, to ensure our system delivers the reliable power you need, when you need it.
We’re removing and replacing some of our oldest infrastructure. Rebuilding portions of the grid greatly improves resiliency and reliability. During this rebuild, there may be strategic opportunities to move wires underground.
We are installing smart grid technology into our infrastructure, which allows us to reroute power to customers during an outage. It also enables our crews to perform repairs safely and more quickly.