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 Harper Woods.
After a recent review of reliability in Harper Woods, the community experienced outages due to tree related damage or interference 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 begin work in August 2021 and be completed by December 31, 2022.
Benefits to community
Improve reliability for about 660 customers
in Harper Woods
Shorter restoration time
Improved resiliency of the electric system during severe weather conditions
Harper Woods reliability improvement updates and other useful information
- Why not bury the power lines in Harper Woods?
- Planting the right tree in the right place can protect power reliability in Harper Woods
- We restore your power first, then restore the energy grid in Harper Woods
- DTE increases tree trim investment by $70 million to improve reliability throughout Harper Woods and Southeast Michigan.
- Answers to your questions about our tree trimming practices.
- Why doesn’t DTE just bury the power lines? Here’s why.