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Company Aims To Knock Out Power Outages In Metro Detroit

June 30, 2014

When the weather heats up, the storms come through and the air conditioners are cranking across Metro Detroit -- the result is often a power outage. But Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative group is hailing a company called Tollgrade for working with DTE Energy to predict when and where an outage is going to occur in the Metro region – and stop it before it becomes widespread. WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter talked with the head of Tollgrade, Ed Kennedy, who says the effort starts with placing a small sensor on various power lines…