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 Detroit District 6.
After a recent review of reliability in District 6, the community experienced outages due to major flooding in two of the substations in the area and the most recent outages were due to tree related damage or interference. 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
Upgrading the two substations impacted by the recent flooding
We expect the work to begin September 30, 2021 and be completed by December 31, 2023.
Benefits to community
Improve reliability for about 9,200 customers
Shorter restoration time
Improved resiliency of the electric system during severe weather conditions
Support future growth in the area
Detroit District 6 reliability improvement updates and other useful information
- We restore your power first, then restore the energy grid in Detroit
- DTE increases tree trim investment by $70 million to improve reliability throughout Detroit and Southeast Michigan.
- Answers to your questions about our tree trimming practices.
- Why doesn’t DTE just bury the power lines? Here’s why.