Power restored to Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit

About 800 DTE Energy customers were without power Monday in downtown Detroit


DETROIT – Power has been restored to the Renaissance Center and several other buildings in downtown Detroit after an outage Monday afternoon. 

DTE Energy spokesman Scott Simon said there was a problem with the substation which provides power to the buildings. DTE Energy was working on a back-up system to get power restored.

Power was restored to the buildings about 6:10 p.m. Monday. 

Simon said it's not clear what caused the problem at the substation. Overall, he said about 800 DTE Energy customers in downtown Detroit were without power.

The Renaissance Center is composed of seven skyscrapers. The tallest is 73 floors. A spokeswoman for the building complex said during the outage there was one elevator operating in each building. All businesses in the Renaissance Center were closed. 

Several other nearby high-rise buildings were without power, too, including 150 West Jefferson and the Millender Center Apartments.

Here's what the DTE Energy outage map was showing Monday evening: