We understand that our customers and members of the communities we serve are concerned about receiving reliable and safe energy. This summer we’ve been hit with a series of severe storms that have resulted in power outages, frustration, and unacceptable hardships for our customers. We are committed to improving our electric reliability and to do so, we have started to accelerate infrastructure work across Southeast Michigan including in Farmington Hills.
After a recent review of reliability in Farmington Hills, the community experienced outages due to trees interfering with power lines and other electrical equipment. These tree-related outages were heightened by the constant severe weather that has impacted the Farmington Hills area this summer.
Actions we’re taking to improve reliability
Accelerating tree trim efforts in the area
Completing further analysis
Updating and replacing poles, cross arms, and other equipment as needed
Work has already begun and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2021.
Benefits to community
Improve reliability for about 15,700 customers in Farmington Hills
Shorter restoration time
Improved resiliency of the electric system during severe weather conditions
Support future growth in the area
Photos of crews replacing a utility pole in a Farmington Hills neighborhood
Farmington Hills reliability improvement updates and other useful information
- DTE crews restore power after Bell Creek substation outage
- Crew restores power to nearly 500 Farmington Hills residents
- We restore your power first, then we restore our energy grid in Farmington Hills
- DTE hosts community open houses in Farmington and Farmington Hills
- DTE crew restores power to Farmington Hills’ nursing home
- DTE increases tree trim investment by $70 million to improve reliability throughout Farmington Hills and Southeast Michigan.
- Answers to your questions about our tree trimming practices.
- Why doesn’t DTE just bury the power lines? Here’s why.