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Posted on Sat, Aug 25, 2012 : 9:05 a.m.

Power restored for more than 2,600 DTE customers in southwest Ann Arbor

By Julie Baker

Editor's note: The outage map shows power was restored to customers by 10:30 a.m.

More than 2,600 DTE Energy customers in southwest Ann Arbor were without power this morning.

Power has been out since around 7:45 a.m. Saturday. Restoration is expected between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

A DTE spokesman said the utility company was responding to the outage around 9 a.m. He said it appeared to be a problem with a substation and the company is hoping to beat the restoration estimates.

Track restoration estimates with the DTE Energy outage map here.


Courtesy of DTE Energy



Sat, Aug 25, 2012 : 9:13 p.m.

Thank you for saving the planet! Your contribution is appreciated!


Sat, Aug 25, 2012 : 4:55 p.m.

Wait until these people call DTE about their lost food in the freezer and DTE tells them it was 'an act of nature'. Their standard excuse which translates to 'sue us if you want and we'll turn it into a long drawn out affair with our legal dept. winning when you give up.' Weak, inadequate, poorly planned infrastructure. Let them customers eat cake.


Sat, Aug 25, 2012 : 2:21 p.m.

Sure hope everyone's "Smart" meters are working!


Sat, Aug 25, 2012 : 1:53 p.m.

DTE.....perhaps if you didn't treat people as you did my mother a few weeks ago, the power wouldn't fail so often. When a 94 year old lady calls you to tell you that high voltage wires are running through dead pine trees behind her property and you refuse to take the trees out until I call threatening to go to the MPSC, you deserve to be despised. Bullies! I'm sure this is a case of the squirrel chewing the lines, excuse number 12 on their list of excuses. It cannot be a matter of high paid executives and profits for stockholders being more important than regular maintenance. Nope.

Homeland Conspiracy

Sat, Aug 25, 2012 : 1:30 p.m.

Detroit-based DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) Thursday reported 2011 net income of $711 million or $4.18 a share, up from $630 million or $3.74 a share Gerard M. Anderson DTE CEO made $4,749,490 Base Salary $901,538 Cash Bonus $1,282,000 Stock Granted $2,021,700 Options Granted $449,600 Other $94,652

Ricardo Queso

Sun, Aug 26, 2012 : 3:59 a.m.

Apparently brings more value to the table than you do. Probably contributes more to EPS per dollar of salary, or is it union confiscatory hourly wages, than you do either.


Sat, Aug 25, 2012 : 2 p.m.

ouch!!. Makes me sick to see people get paid that much. Sports, CEO, and all they do is delegate their work to the underlings. No one is worth that much, anywhere!!