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 Southfield.
After a recent review of reliability in Southfield, the community experienced outages due to electrical equipment issues heightened 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, installing animal guards and other equipment. We’re also upgrading substation equipment.
The work has started and we expect it to be completed by December 31, 2023.
Benefits to community
Improve reliability for about 17,000 customers
in the Southfield area
Shorter restoration time
Improved resiliency of the electric system during severe weather conditions
Southfield reliability improvement updates and other useful information
- Semi-truck brings down power lines, damages utility pole in Southfield
- Why doesn’t DTE bury all the power lines in Southfield?
- Planting the right tree in the right place can protect power reliability in Southfield
- Crews work together to restore power to Southfield homes
- We restore your power first, then restore the energy grid in Southfield
- DTE crew ensures safe and reliable power for Southfield church
- DTE increases tree trim investment by $70 million to improve reliability throughout Southfield and Southeast Michigan.
- Answers to your questions about our tree trimming practices.