DTE Energy improves electric reliability by 21% in 2022

DTE crews installing new utility pole near the Cultural Center.


DTE Energy’s investment of more than $1 billion in its electric grid last year helped improve reliability for Wayne County residents by 58% in areas where DTE focused its work.

Within the City of Detroit, that focused work contributed to a 68% improvement in reliability for DTE customers.

DTE overhead crews working in Detroit

Much of the increase in reliability can be attributed to DTE’s work — trimming more than 1,200 miles of trees and inspecting and upgrading nearly 600 miles of infrastructure in the County last year alone.

Wayne County customers were not the only ones that saw an increase in power reliability. Improvements were reported across DTE’s electric service territory with customers experiencing 21% fewer power interruptions in 2022 and a nearly 40% decrease in the average outage duration time.

“We’re pleased to report that we continue to make solid strides in improving reliability for our customers,” said Matt Paul, executive vice president, Distribution Operations, DTE Energy. “2022 was a record year for investment in our grid and the result was stronger reliability for our customers. In addition, with fewer severe weather events in 2022, our field crews were able to focus more consistently on grid resilience. It’s clear that as we invest in the grid, our customers benefit with improved performance and more reliable power.

“We have more work to do, which is why we’re continuing to invest more than ever in these vital infrastructure upgrades in order to build the grid of the future,” Paul said. “We are committed to working tirelessly to ensure that the power our customers need is as reliable and affordable as possible.”

Learn more about DTE electric reliability improvement work happening in Wayne County and the city of Detroit at empoweringmichigan.com/reliability-improvements.

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