Improving reliability in Detroit’s West Side 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 west side neighborhoods. When the work is complete, our customers will see improved safety and reliability and a reduced number of power outages.

West side neighborhoods

Aviation Sub, Bagley, Barton-McFarland, Belmont, Berg-Lahser, Bethune Community, Blackstone Park, Brightmoor, Cadillac Community, Castle Rouge, Chalfonte, College Park, Crary/St. Marys, Davison-Schoolcraft, Eliza Howell, Evergreen Lahser 7/8, Evergreen-Outer Drive, Far West Detroit, Fiskhorn, Fitzgerald/Marygrove, Five points, Franklin Park, Garden Homes, Garden View, Grand River St. Marys, Grand River-I96, Grandmont, Grandmont #1, Greenfield, Greenfield-Grand River, Greenwich, Happy Homes, Harmony Village, Holcomb Community, Hubbell-Lyndon, Hubbell-Puritan, Joy Community, Joy-Schaefer, Littlefield Community, McDowell, McNichols Evergreen, Melvern Hill, Midwest, Miller Grove, Minock Park, North Rosedale Park, Northwest Community, O’Hair Park, Oak Grove District 1, Oak Grove District 2, Oakman Blvd Community, O’hair Park, Old Redford, Paveway, Pembroke, Plymouth Hubbell, Plymouth-I96, Pride Area Community, Riverdale, Riverdale Park, Rouge Park, San Bernardo, Schaefer 7/8 Lodge, Schoolcraft Southfield, Schulze, Seven Mile Lodge, Seven Mile-Rouge, South of Six, Southfield Plymouth, The Eye, Tri-Point, Warren Ave Community, Warrendale, We Care Community, Weatherby, West Outer Drive, Westwood Park and Winship

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Actions we’re taking to improve reliability in Detroit’s West Side neighborhoods

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

Areas of improvement