Improving reliability in Detroit’s Central neighborhoods

We’re working to build a stronger, more modern grid to ensure you have reliable power now and far in the future. That’s why we’re upgrading the electric infrastructure in Detroit’s Central neighborhoods. When the work is complete, our customers will see improved reliability and safety; reduced number of power outages; and increased grid capacity. The additional capacity will support the move toward cleaner energy solutions like electric vehicles, as well as new and existing residents and businesses.

Central neighborhoods

Arden Park, Boston Edison, Butler, Cadillac Heights, Campau/Banglatown, Conant Gardens, Detroit Golf, Dexter-Fenkell, Dexter-Linwood, Elijah McCoy, Gateway Community, Green Acres, Greenfield Park, Grixdale Farms, Hawthorne Park, Historic Atkinson, Jamison, LaSalle Gardens, Martin Park, Medbury Park, Milwaukee Junction, Nardin Park, New Center, New Center Commons, Nolan, North End, North Campau, Northeast Central District, NW Goldberg, Palmer Park, Palmer Woods, Penrose, Pershing, Petoskey-Otsego, Piety Hill, Pilgrim Village, Russell Industrial, Russell Woods, Sherwood Forest, State Fair, Tech Town, University District, Virginia Park, Virginia Park Community, Wildemere Park

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Actions we’re taking to improve reliability in Central Detroit

  • Inspecting and upgrading miles of circuits.
  • Hardening miles of infrastructure.
  • Installing new, stronger utility poles.
  • Replacing wood crossarms with fiberglass crossarms on utility poles, which reduces wire down events during extreme weather.
  • Trimming miles of trees growing close to power lines.

Areas of improvement
See work happening in your neighborhood with our electric reliability improvements map.