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 Livonia.
After a recent review of reliability in Livonia, the community experienced outages due to trees interfering with power lines and other electrical equipment. These tree-related outages were heightened by the multiple severe storms that impacted the Livonia area this summer.
Actions we’re taking to improve reliability
Accelerating tree trim efforts in the area
Completing further analysis
Upgrading and replacing poles, cross arms, and other equipment as needed
Work has already begun throughout Livonia and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2022.
Benefits to community
Improve reliability for about 10,500 customers in Livonia
Shorter restoration time
Improved resiliency of the electric system during severe weather conditions
Support future growth in the area
Photos of tree trimming and infrastructure upgrades in Livonia
Livonia reliability improvement updates and other useful information
- DTE crews restore power after Bell Creek substation outage
- DTE crew installs new pole in Livonia neighborhood
- We restore your power first, then restore the energy grid in Livonia
- DTE increases tree trim investment by $70 million to improve reliability throughout Livonia and Southeast Michigan.
- Answers to your questions about our tree trimming practices.
- Why doesn’t DTE just bury the power lines? Here’s why.