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DTE Gives Updates on Power Outages, Downed Wires

March 8th 2017

DTE Gives Updates on Power Outages, Downed Wires (DTE, March 8, 2017) Oakland County, MI – As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, DTE Energy has nearly 500,000 customers without power due to severe winds blowing through its Southeast Michigan service territory. The outages are widespread across the region, with the hardest hit areas in Wayne, Oakland, […]

DTE to Present info on Power Outages at Madison Heights Council Mtg. Feb. 22

February 18th 2016

DTE to Present info on Power Outages at Madison Heights Council Mtg. Feb. 22 (EVENT page) Madison Heights, MI – Officials from DTE will be at the Madison Height City Council meeting on Feb. 22 to give a presentation about the power gird in the community. Mayor Brian Hartwell is asking residents who have experienced […]

Guest View: Getting Community Solar in Oakland County

December 27th 2015

Guest View: Getting Community Solar in Oakland County (Andrew Sarpolis, Dec. 27, 2015) Novi, MI – In the past decade, Oakland County has seen tremendous growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency jobs. Although many people may not think they come into contact with these new industries, the truth is that the renewable energy industry […]

Storm Videos, Pictures and Updates

July 5th 2012

The storms that rocked SE Michigan on July 4, 2012 hit Ferndale particularly hard, first with a massive downpour of hail, then with winds, lightening and rain. As traditionally happens in storms, power goes out and downed power lines are a safety issue.

Green Tuesday: Save Money and Stay Warm this Winter Oct 11

October 1st 2011

Are you interested in saving money and staying warm this winter? Then join the Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission for the Green Tuesday Seminar Series on Tuesday, October 11th, from 6:30-8:00pm at the Ferndale Library (222 E 9 Mile Rd in Ferndale) to learn more about how to weatherize your home for the winter and save money and electricity in the process.

State of Emergency Declared in Ferndale, No New Worries Though

September 8th 2011

State of Emergency Declared in Ferndale, No New Worries Though (Crystal A. Proxmire, Ferndale115 News Wire, 9/8/2011) Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter signed the proclamation for a State of Emergency this afternoon in the wake of massive Labor Day storms that left thousands without power and many smashed up homes and vehicles.  Though the City is […]

A Little Off the Grid – Midwest Analytical Experiments…

July 24th 2011

Passing by his laboratory at 2905 Hilton it’s hard to miss the wind turbines, solar panels and tubes which are busily collecting energy to give O’Mara and his staff light and heat. The systems employed take care of…

Power Outage Update

July 22nd 2011

Half of the City remains without power as DTE works to repair the overworked, aging electrical system. Attempts to do shift electricity from some neighborhoods to others in two-hour stints have been causing transformers to blow. The DTE Website now says: “Based on crew availability, the number of customers out and current weather conditions, we anticipate that your power should be restored between Fri Jul 22 2011 09:30 PM , and Fri Jul 22 2011 11:30 PM. “