Charger Installation

10-Step Process

Follow this 10-step process to deploy charging infrastructure at your location
* Incentives for charger installation are available. If you are interested in participating, please apply through the Charging Forward program and follow the 8-Step Charging Forward install process.
1. Research
  • Decide where you’d like the charger(s) located
  • Choose the charger brand, model, and quantity you’d like to install
  • Select an electrical contractor
2. Prepare
  • Gather the following documents:
    • Proof of ownership for location of chargers (or copy of deed from the property owner)
    • Site plan with existing utilities highlighted
  • Work with your electrical contractor to complete:
3. Contact DTE
4. DTE Contacts You
  • Once you’ve connected with us to initiate the process, we’ll follow up to gather more information about your project
5. Planning & Design
  • DTE will visit your location to collect all information necessary (your electrical contractor should attend this meeting)
  • DTE designs the electrical service connection up to and including the meter
6. Electrical Supply Infrastructure
  • You or your electrical contractor will work with the city to obtain required permits before any work can be done
  • Your electrician will perform any necessary electrical infrastructure work between the meter and the charger
  • All work must be approved by your city or township before DTE can begin its portion of the installation process
7. Make it Official with DTE
  • You’ll need to sign a DTE agreement and easement (if applicable) before we can begin construction
8. Final Approval
  • DTE will conduct inspections to ensure your site is ready for work
9. Scheduling
  • We will contact you to schedule an official start date for construction and check in approximately one week before work begins
10. Work is Completed
  • When your installation is complete, DTE will verify everything is in working order, and you’ll be ready to start charging