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

Project timeline

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

              Fewer outages

            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