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DTE Energy to upgrade street lighting in Clinton Township

DETROIT, MI – DTE Energy has started work to improve street lighting in Clinton Township, part of a $4 million effort to improve street lighting service in a number of communities in Southeastern Michigan this year.


DTE Energy will upgrade older street lights that are energized by “series circuits,” which pose problems because when one light goes out, other lights on the circuit can be affected. The upgrades to high-pressure sodium lighting will improve overall reliability of the street light system in the community.


 “We’re partnering with local officials to invest in their communities and significantly reduce street light outages,” said Ed Henderson, DTE Energy manager, Community Lighting. “This work will reduce the number and duration of outages, use more energy-efficient fixtures and enhance public safety.”


To safely complete each phase of the project, 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.


Anyone with questions regarding the project can contact DTE Energy’s Community Lighting department at (800) 548-4655.


For further information, members of the media may call:


Scott Simons, DTE Energy, 313.235.8808

Len Singer, DTE Energy, 313.235.8809