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WEMU News
8:28 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

DTE Energy Working To Restore Power Across Washtenaw County

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Storms that rolled through Washtenaw County knocked out power to several thousand DTE Energy customers Wednesday afternoon.

The utility's outage map shows three main affected areas:

  • Dexter Township area:  500-1500 customers without electricity.
  • Webster Township area:  100-500 customers affected.
  • Southern edge of Ann Arbor into Pittsfield Township:  1500-2500 customers in the dark.

Numerous smaller scattered outages have also been reported.

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WEMU News
2:42 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Ann Arbor, DTE Energy Help Landlords Save On Utilities

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The City of Ann Arbor wants to help provide some energy relief to rental property owners.

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. 

Heidi Muir, the principal program advisor, says they usually focus on rental properties with five or more units.

This effort targets smaller properties.

"We will accept multi-family properties with two to five units under one contiguous roof," Muir says.

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Community
4:26 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Storm Knocks Out Power In Washtenaw County

A tree uprooted in the 16-hundred block of Dexter Avenue in Ann Arbor in Tuesday afternoon's storm.
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Trees have been uprooted and power lines downed in today's thunderstorms.  Several trees were knocked down in portions of Ann Arbor as winds gusted to near 60-miles per hour.  

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Michigan News
4:36 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Fermi 2 Nuclear Plant Shutdown

Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant in Monroe County's Frenchtown Township
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DTE Energy Company says it's shut down the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant to replace one of the two main transformers.  The plant is along Lake Erie in Monroe County's Frenchtown Township. 

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WEMU News
2:48 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Winter Returns To Washtenaw County

Snowfall covers the Eastern Michigan University Grounds at 2:30am.
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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.

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WEMU News
12:52 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Power Outage Numbers Continue To Climb in Washtenaw County

DTE crews working on down wires along Fuller Court, near the VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor
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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. 

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WEMU News
4:28 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

DTE Energy to Begin Weekend Meter Readings Saturday

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The long and harsh winter has yet another early spring implication. DTE Energy will have to conduct weekend meter readings, in addition to the regularly scheduled weekday visits to your residence. 

DTE has hired the company Olameter 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 12th. DTE employees will continue to conduct the weekday readings. 

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WEMU News
1:19 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

DTE Energy Prepares for Potential Power Outages

High Wind Watch in effect this evening through Friday afternoon
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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.  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.

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. 

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WEMU News
5:36 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Bald Eagles call Monroe Power Plant Home

Close to 200 bald eagles have made D-T-E Energy's Monroe power plant home for the winter.   Utility spokesperson Randy Barret says the property makes for a great nesting area, with shelter from the elements, seclusion and plenty of fishing. Barret 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. 

Weather
6:32 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Update: Power Outage in SE Michigan

Update: 6 a.m., 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. About 90% of customers are expected to have their power restored by late tonight.

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Halloween
2:55 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

DTE Energy warns of High Winds during Trick-or-Treating

A little rain might be the least of your worries during trick-or-treating this evening.

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.

High winds can lead to downed power lines. 

DTE spokesperson Erica Donerson  says if you come across a downed power line, stay away from it.

She says if the winds become strong in your area, it may be better to stay inside rather than risk coming across a downed power line.

Ypsilanti City Council
8:47 am
Wed April 10, 2013

City Clears Another Hurdle for DTE Solar Array

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.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Environment
3:42 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Ypsilanti Makes First Cut For Solar Array

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The city of Ypsilanti has made the first cut in the effort to be home to a four million dollar DTE Energy solar array. 

City Council on Tuesday is expected to approve a lease and easement for the project, part of the next phase in the selection process. 

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.

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