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Reliability efforts in Michigan add up to better service and safety for your community

When it comes to reliability, the numbers tell the story.

In 2015 these upgrades were made throughout Michigan to strengthen our system and make it more reliable for you.

5,117
5,117 Miles of power lines protected by tree trimming. The #1 cause of power outages is interference from nearby tree branches. Trimming, under the advisement of certified arborists, protects against interruptions and outages.
8,916 Miles of power lines inspected and repaired based on a best practice, 6 year inspection cycle. Preventative maintenance keeps lines in the air and maximizes safety before outages occur.
8,916
3,509
3,509 Poles replaced. We’re replacing more poles than any time in company history as new poles provide years of reliable service. Weathered poles can become an outage risk.
9,490 Equipment connections upgraded before they become a safety and reliability issue. Worn and older part replacement on outside poles helps prevent outages and minimize downtimes.
9,490
104
104 New Substation Projects Implemented. This prevents outages before they can occur. Maintaining, securing and upgrading electric substations protects people and wildlife, and creates a safer environment around electricity.

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