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
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 8,350 customers in Farmington
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
- Planting the right tree in the right place can protect power reliability in Farmington
- Why doesn’t DTE bury all the power lines in Farmington? Here’s why
- DTE crews restore power after Bell Creek substation outage
- We restore your power first, then restore the energy grid in Farmington
- DTE hosts community open houses in Farmington and Farmington Hills
- DTE crews work in the rain to fix downed power lines
- DTE increases tree trim investment by $70 million to improve reliability throughout Farmington and Southeast Michigan.
- Answers to your questions about our tree trimming practices.