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.

After a recent review of reliability in Farmington, 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 area this summer.

Actions we’re taking to improve reliability

Here is a look at where we are planning the infrastructure improvements in Farmington.

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 8,350 customers in Farmington

              Fewer outages

            Shorter restoration time

Improved resiliency of the electric system during severe weather conditions

Support future growth in the area


Farmington reliability improvement updates and other useful information