As of 10:00 p.m., DTE Energy has restored more than half of our customers who lost power following severe thunderstorms and strong winds that blew across the region Sunday. Approximately 150,000 customers remain without power, down from a peak of 302,000. The majority of customers are expected to have their power restored by Wednesday evening.
Sunday’s storm is the largest storm DTE Energy has experienced this year and one of the largest in the last decade.
We continue to assess damage, and all available crews are working to restore power. DTE Energy crews are working 16-hour shifts around the clock to restore service.
Since these weather conditions impacted the entire Midwest, crews from other utilities usually available through mutual assistance are currently tending to their own power outages. By Wednesday, approximately 120 crews—from as far away as Colorado and Pennsylvania—are expected to arrive in southeast Michigan to assist with restoration efforts.
More than 1,500 downed power lines have been reported. Customers should stay at least 20 feet away from downed power lines and anything they’re in contact with, such as metal fences and cars. Treat every downed power line as if it were energized.
Customers are encouraged to report power outages, downed lines or other power problems using our mobile website , online at dteenergy.com, or by using the DTE Energy Outage Center app. on their iPhone or Android phone The app is available free of charge from the Apple Store or Google Play. Customers can report an outage, check on the status of an outage, and view our outage map, all from their smart phones. Customers may also call DTE Energy at 800.477.4747 to report power outages or downed lines.