Lyon Gear receives DTE Energy Rebate and so can You

Most everyone likes to save money and energy. Did you know that as a DTE Energy customer you can apply for rebates for energy saving improvements to your home or business? Incentive programs are available for Michigan businesses. According to the DTE Energy website: “Incentives are available for an array of energy-saving technologies, both electric and gas. Choose from a prescriptive menu of projects with pre-set incentives. This project menu includes incentives for energy-efficient lighting, … [Read more...]

Saturday meeting on electric ‘smart’ meters

Editor's note: Due to the lack of response, this meeting has been canceled. A group of Rochester Hills residents working on a plan to remove DTE ‘smart’ meters from their homes will meet for the second time on Saturday, March 3 at 4 p.m. Attorney Greg Meihn, who led the first meeting, will again attend to guide the group through the process. To RSVP, email … [Read more...]

Residents call Thursday meeting on SMART meters

Residents concerned about the recent and controversial installation of DTE smart meters in the Rochester area are invited to a meeting set for Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. Attorney Greg Meihn will discuss whether DTE had authority to install the meters without permission of the homeowner, potential health risks of the meters, whether the meters can be removed, and DTE’s response to some communities' request to wait until further information was gathered on the safety of the meters. The … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, I Feel Powerless When The Power Goes Out!

Dear Crabby, We tend to lose power frequently around our neighborhood. I feel so powerless when this happens! What do you suggest we do during those times? Sincerely,  Dave D'prest Dear Mr. D'prest, I too live in a neighborhood that is notorious for losing power. It is a pet peeve of mine, and it still frustrates me to this day. There are times when the weather is bad and I could understand losing power - you know, during ice storms or downpours. But sometimes we even lose power on … [Read more...]

The City of Rochester is hosting a meeting with representatives of DTE

In response to concerns from residents and business owners about problems with the electrical power supply in the city of Rochester, the city is hosting a meeting with representatives of DTE Energy on Monday, Oct. 3 at the Rochester Hills Library, 500 Olde Towne Road. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. DTE representatives will be present to hear questions and receive comments regarding electrical service. NO RSVP is needed, and all are welcome to attend. … [Read more...]

DTE on the Hot Seat for Power Failures

Members of Rochester City Council made it clear this week they want detailed information from DTE Energy about reported voltage irregularities that have been plaguing several city businesses, including the library. Three DTE officials showed up at Monday’s council meeting. But they appeared without enough warning to let residents know, so council scheduled formal discussion for its Oct. 10 agenda. Residents and business owners who have experienced voltage fluctuations are asked to notify … [Read more...]

Tornado Warnings and Power Outages in Rochester

On Thursday, August 19th the Tornado Warnings and Tornado Watches were sent out by the National Weather Service and Nixle in the Rochester area.  The picture attached was taken by Journalist Dan Stickradt of North Oakland Sports while attending a four-way football scrimmage at Oakland University in Rochester Hills. Stickradt reported, "The cloud movement was amazing. You could see the clouds going up and down and also in a circular, rotation pattern. On three different occasions, a small cone … [Read more...]