Ann Arbor: Growing city, evolving infrastructure

Ann Arbor: Growing city, evolving infrastructure

The electric system serving Ann Arbor was built over a span of nearly 100 years, adding substations and circuits as development created increasing demand for power. This resulted in a web of power lines tying one substation to another. This configuration means that a...
What causes power outages?

What causes power outages?

Tags: electric reliability, storm, Xanto   Many of us have experienced the inconvenience of a power outage. Whether six-minutes long or six-hours long, the loss of power is frustrating. DTE Energy makes every effort to provide customers with reliable, uninterrupted...
Between the Poles: What are those wires?

Between the Poles: What are those wires?

Ok, so you’ve probably noticed there are quite a few wires on a utility pole, and that not all of them provide electricity. But what are the rest of them for, and what’s that barrel that looks like an oil drum hanging near them? Let’s start from the top. Utility poles...

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