Thousands of customers in Sanilac County will soon see improved reliability to their power. Over the next three years, DTE Energy will have invested more than $67 million in infrastructure updates that will benefit customers in Croswell, Carsonville and Port Sanilac.

“We’re making significant investments in the electrical grid in Sanilac County to give customers the power quality and reliability they need,” Amreen Bhullar, project manager, Distribution Operations, said. “We are improving electrical infrastructure and upgrading overhead lines to improving reliability and safety for our customers.”

The projects will include:

  • Upgrading more than 35 miles of overhead wires and infrastructure improve reliability for thousands of customers.
  • Replacing wood poles with stronger, longer-lasting steel poles.
  • Relocating poles to increase accessibility for maintenance and repairs. This will help decrease repair durations during outages.
  • Strengthening the infrastructure to protect against severe weather.

These upgrades are part of DTE’s accelerated infrastructure improvement solution to make the grid more modern, reliable and safe for residents and businesses in Michigan’s Thumb.

DTE will keep the community updated on these projects, including outage and road closure details if their home or business is impacted.