DTE Energy http://wemu.org en DTE Energy Working To Restore Power Across Washtenaw County http://wemu.org/post/dte-energy-working-restore-power-across-washtenaw-county <p>Storms that rolled through Washtenaw County knocked out power to several thousand DTE Energy customers Wednesday afternoon.</p><p></p><p>The utility's outage map shows three main affected areas:</p><ul><li>Dexter Township area: &nbsp;500-1500 customers without electricity.</li><li>Webster Township area: &nbsp;100-500 customers affected.</li><li>Southern edge of Ann Arbor into Pittsfield Township: &nbsp;1500-2500 customers in the dark.</li></ul><p>Numerous smaller scattered outages have also been reported.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:28:45 +0000 Bob Eccles 47549 at http://wemu.org DTE Energy Working To Restore Power Across Washtenaw County Ann Arbor, DTE Energy Help Landlords Save On Utilities http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-dte-energy-help-landlords-save-utilities <p>The City of Ann Arbor wants to help provide some energy relief to rental property owners.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>They are teaming up with DTE's Multi-Family Program on a pilot program that offers free upgrades like compact flourescent light bulbs, water-saving shower heads and programmable thermostats.&nbsp;</p><p>Heidi Muir, the principal program advisor, says they usually focus on rental properties with five or more units.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:42:55 +0000 Bob Eccles 47460 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor, DTE Energy Help Landlords Save On Utilities Storm Knocks Out Power In Washtenaw County http://wemu.org/post/storm-knocks-out-power-washtenaw-county <p>Trees have been uprooted and power lines downed in today's thunderstorms. &nbsp;Several trees were knocked&nbsp;down in portions of Ann Arbor as winds gusted to near 60-miles per hour. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 20:26:39 +0000 Andrew Cluley 45790 at http://wemu.org Storm Knocks Out Power In Washtenaw County Fermi 2 Nuclear Plant Shutdown http://wemu.org/post/fermi-2-nuclear-plant-shutdown <div>DTE Energy Company says it's shut down the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant to replace one of the two main transformers. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The plant is along Lake Erie in Monroe County's Frenchtown Township.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:36:26 +0000 Associated Press 44502 at http://wemu.org Fermi 2 Nuclear Plant Shutdown Winter Returns To Washtenaw County http://wemu.org/post/winter-returns-washtenaw-county <p></p><p>It appeared Spring had sprung. A look outside early this morning might tell you otherwise. 2-3 inches of accumulation is expected before warmer temperatures today begin to melt off the wintry mix.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:48:02 +0000 David Fair 44384 at http://wemu.org Winter Returns To Washtenaw County Power Outage Numbers Continue To Climb in Washtenaw County http://wemu.org/post/power-outage-numbers-continue-climb-washtenaw-county <div>Windy conditions continue today and it's causing an increasing number of power outages. DTE Energy spokesperson Alejandro Bodipo-Memba tells WEMU about six-thousand Washtenaw County customers are without electricity.&nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:52:07 +0000 David Fair & Andrew Cluley 44355 at http://wemu.org Power Outage Numbers Continue To Climb in Washtenaw County DTE Energy to Begin Weekend Meter Readings Saturday http://wemu.org/post/dte-energy-begin-weekend-meter-readings-saturday <p>The long and harsh winter has yet another early spring implication. DTE&nbsp;Energy will have to conduct weekend meter readings, in addition to the regularly scheduled weekday visits to your residence.&nbsp;</p><p>DTE<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has hired the company </span>Olameter<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to conduct the weekend readings. Beginning tomorrow, the readers will be deployed to all portions of the utility's service region. they will be out reading meters every Saturday and Sunday through April </span>12th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span>DTE<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> employees will continue to conduct the weekday readings.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:28:23 +0000 David Fair 43191 at http://wemu.org DTE Energy to Begin Weekend Meter Readings Saturday DTE Energy Prepares for Potential Power Outages http://wemu.org/post/dte-energy-prepares-potential-power-outages <p>DTE Energy says it's ready if high winds tear through it's service area tonight. A High Wind Watch is in effect from this evening through end of afternoon Friday. Gusts could reach, or exceed, 50-miles per hour.&nbsp; That kind of wind can break tree branches and knock down power lines. So, what is the utility doing to get ready? This is DTE Spokesperson Erica Donerson.</p><p>Additionally, Donerson advises you prepare an emergency kit in case you lose power. She says it should include a battery-powered radio, batteries, water, non-perishable food items and a first-aid kit.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:19:30 +0000 David Fair 41815 at http://wemu.org DTE Energy Prepares for Potential Power Outages Bald Eagles call Monroe Power Plant Home http://wemu.org/post/bald-eagles-call-monroe-power-plant-home <div>Close to 200 bald eagles have made D-T-E Energy's Monroe power plant home for the winter. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Utility spokesperson Randy Barret says the property makes for a great nesting area, with shelter from the elements, seclusion&nbsp;and plenty of fishing.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Barret<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says up to 180 bald eagles have been counted at the plant on Lake Erie, which has a warm-water discharge that prevents ice from forming and gives the eagles a prime spot for catching fish.&nbsp;</span></div> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:36:42 +0000 Bob Eccles 41777 at http://wemu.org DTE Energy Warns of Scams Targeting Small Businesses http://wemu.org/post/dte-energy-warns-scams-targeting-small-businesses <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia;">DTE Energy is <a href="https://www2.dteenergy.com/wps/portal/dte/residential/problemsSafety/details/theft%20-%20fraud/debit%20card%20payment%20scam/!ut/p/b1/hZHZjqMwEEW_pT8gjYmDIY-YrU2MAwGzvaAkZGPJRgLBXz-Z0TyN1D33raRzS6pTUi6lUn5e96fD-nG6nNfN7zlHBdQoixW-DGgETEBw7AeaYoGlAd9A9gbAN9HBP30iK4CoGBiui2QAZCmR0iiTmXnxDhZJeu_4TDG-NCOlXx3tML7xFTMxm01k-mxPaM8KtR4KRSOxD5_BePN0K16cnrYq3EOkLfjELvzbcUGzeGlNkLl89seyuzJGhAX3crxb-IQYONmTZBIYs9duMeDo_horYIrWSQofOg2w9qnW8AneNFmU2tPZWHmVnXsOEXqrukYE79y96dPcSXbnYusPKyXUDh8ff138cOx_XCZS_gf5wSb7u Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:16:13 +0000 Bob Eccles 40793 at http://wemu.org DTE Energy Warns of Scams Targeting Small Businesses Update: Power Outage in SE Michigan http://wemu.org/post/update-power-outage-se-michigan <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Update: 6 a.m., </strong>DTE Energy has restored 252,000 customers who lost power following severe thunderstorms and strong winds that blew across the region Sunday. Approximately 50,000 customers remain without power. Some 302,000 customers were affected by power outages since the strong winds began Sunday afternoon.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>About 90% of customers are expected to have their power restored by late tonight.</div><div> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:32:29 +0000 editor 37932 at http://wemu.org DTE Energy warns of High Winds during Trick-or-Treating http://wemu.org/post/dte-energy-warns-high-winds-during-trick-or-treating <p>A little rain might be the least of your worries during trick-or-treating this evening.</p><p>DTE Energy warns of the potential for high winds, and suggests people who will be out trick-or-treating this evening get their goodie-grabbing done earlier rather than later, when winds will pick up.</p><p>High winds can lead to downed power lines.&nbsp;</p><p>DTE spokesperson Erica Donerson&nbsp; says if you come across a downed power line, stay away from it.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:55:52 +0000 Bob Eccles 37090 at http://wemu.org City Clears Another Hurdle for DTE Solar Array http://wemu.org/post/city-clears-another-hurdle-dte-solar-array <p>Ypsilanti's city council has approved easements and a 20 year lease for the site the city hopes DTE Energy will choose to construct a large solar panel array.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:47:30 +0000 Bob Eccles 27863 at http://wemu.org City Clears Another Hurdle for DTE Solar Array Ypsilanti Makes First Cut For Solar Array http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-makes-first-cut-solar-array <p>The city of Ypsilanti has made the first cut in the effort to be home to a four million dollar DTE Energy solar array.&nbsp;</p><p>City Council on Tuesday is expected to approve a lease and easement for the project, part of the next phase in the selection process.&nbsp;</p><p>DTE Energy is looking for a place to install a one-point-three megawatt solar array, and the city has proposed locating the array on four-and-a-half acres of land that once served as a landfill, north of I-94 and east of Huron Street.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:42:29 +0000 Bob Eccles 27697 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Makes First Cut For Solar Array