DTE Energy to upgrade street lighting in Grosse Pointe Farms

Aug 8, 2014

DTE Energy is continuing its street light improvement program in its Southeast Michigan service area by installing energy-efficient lights in Grosse Pointe Farms.

The work is part of DTE Energy's $4 million investment to improve street lighting service in many communities this year. The Grosse Pointe Farms project work, on Kerchevel from Moross to Stephens and from Mapleton to Lothrop, and on Moross from Earl Court to Moross and from Beaupre to Mack, will be completed by late summer.

DTE Energy will upgrade the older street lights that are energized by 'series circuits.' These streetlights pose problems because when one light goes out, other lights on the circuit can be affected. The upgrades - nearly 90 LED lights on two circuits -- will ensure that when there is a problem with one street light, other lights on the circuit will continue to operate. The city is expected to save more than $9,000 annually.

To complete each phase of the project safely, DTE Energy will shut off power to impacted street lighting circuits for 30 to 40 days. Signs will be posted on street lights that are affected by the upgrade work, and door hangers will be left at area homes and businesses to notify them that work is being done.

As work on each circuit is completed, street lights will be restored as quickly as possible to lessen the impact on the community.

DTE Energy workers will not need access to homes, but some digging may be necessary in DTE's rights-of-way. Anyone with questions regarding the project may contact DTE Energy's Community Lighting department at (800) 548-4655 or visit dteenergy.com/lights for project status updates.

For more information:

DTE Energy

2000 2nd Ave
Detroit, Michigan
United States, 48226-1279
Tel: 313-235-4000

Alejandro Bodipo-Memba, Media Contact
DTE Energy
Tel: (313) 235-5555

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