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 Oak Park.  

After a recent review of reliability in Oak Park, 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 


Project timeline

We expect the work to begin in September 2021 and be completed by December 31, 2023.


Benefits to community

Improve reliability for about 2,300 customers
in Oak Park 

              Fewer outages

            Shorter restoration time

Improved resiliency of the electric system during severe weather conditions


Oak Park reliability improvement updates and other useful information