We understand that our customers and members of the communities we serve are concerned about reliable and safe energy, and we recognize that the series of severe storms this summer, paired with the resulting power outages, have created frustration and hardships for our customers. We are committed to improving electric reliability and have started to accelerate infrastructure work across Southeast Michigan including in Rose Township/Highland.
After a recent review of reliability in Rose Township/Highland, the community experienced outages due to electrical equipment issues and tree interference with power lines caused by the back-to-back storms that hit Michigan this summer. Here is a look at some of the projects we are currently working on or recently completed in your community.
Actions we’re taking to improve reliability
Accelerating tree trim efforts in the area
Completing further analysis
Updating and replacing poles, crossarms and other equipment
We expect the work to begin October 1, 2021 and be completed by December 31, 2022.
Benefits to community
Improve reliability for about 7,000 customers
in Rose Township/Highland
Shorter restoration time
Improved resiliency of the electric system during severe weather conditions
Rose Township/Highland reliability improvement updates and other useful information
- New pole will prevent future power reliability issues in Highland neighborhood
- Planting the right tree in the right place can protect power reliability in Rose and Highland Townships
- We restore your power first, then restore the energy grid in Rose and Highland Townships
- Crews respond to broken pole in Highland Township
- DTE increases tree trim investment by $70 million to improve reliability throughout Rose Township/Highland and Southeast Michigan.
- Answers to your questions about our tree trimming practices.
- Why doesn’t DTE bury all the power lines in Rose and Highland Townships? Here’s why.