We received a letter from DTE today containing the following information.

Beginning March 1, 2016, all new, upgraded, or relocated DTE Electric Company residential service lines must be installed underground. On December 11, 2015, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved tariff language implementing these new provisions. The tariff language reads: “All new, relocated, or upgraded residential service connections will be installed as underground residential service laterals at the customer’s expense.”  Exceptions may be permitted by DTE Electric Company for loads of a temporary period or if found impractical to be built.  These changes are effective and will be reflected on DTE Electric Company’s ESIG web page on March 1, 2016.

Overhead service lines cannot be installed after March 1, 2016 – all residential service lines will be installed underground.  For new/upgraded services, residential customers should call DTE Electric Company at (800) 338-0178.

It’s important to us that our customers are kept up to date when changes like this occur.  If you have concerns about what this could mean for your current or upcoming project, please give us a call at (810) 329-9700.

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