Entries by Carly Getz

$100k up for grabs in Detroit to demo your big idea

The world’s population living in urban areas is estimated to rise from 54 percent in 2014 to 66 percent by 2050. And as these populations grow, so will challenges related to safety, mobility, emissions, accessibility and congestion. To prepare for the added stress on city infrastructure, DTE Energy, DENSO, NextEnergy, and Wells Fargo are partnering […]

DTE Energy reports first quarter 2017 results

Today, DTE Energy reported strong first quarter 2017 earnings of $400 million, compared with $247 million in 2016. Reported earnings were higher driven in large part by DTE Energy’s businesses outside of its utilities. The company experienced the largest weather event in its more than 100-year history in early March when unseasonably warm temperatures combined […]

Ann Arbor business works to achieve net-zero energy building

In the last year, the office of Meadowlark Design+Build Ann Arbor reduced its energy usage by nearly 40 percent. CEO and co-founder Doug Selby says they’re not done yet. “We’re working to bring [our building] to net zero,” Selby said. Meadowlark Design+Build is one of the hundreds of building entries to compete in Michigan’s 2016 […]

Recognizing those working to keep our lights on

Being a lineman is no easy feat. Training alone requires physical and mental strength, as you learn to safely operate high voltage power lines from 40 feet in the air, weighed down by heavy protective gear. Once you’re in the field, you can be called into action at any time – in the middle of […]

DTE Energy CEO tells NBC News, “It’s time to move to new generation sources”

Michigan’s electric infrastructure is going through the most significant transformation in the state’s history, and many of Michigan’s power plants have either shut down or are scheduled to be shut down prior to 2025. This phenomenon is occurring across Midwest states, due to the age of the coal fleet, existing environmental regulations, and the competitive […]

House Bill 4220 would drive up energy costs in Michigan

For the last decade, DTE Energy has been installing advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) upgrades to our grid to improve the quality of electric and gas service for our customers. We accelerated installation of advanced meters back in 2009, which helped create jobs and stimulate Michigan’s struggling economy. Since then, we have installed more than more […]

180 reasons to love Michigan

This January marked Michigan’s 180th birthday. To celebrate the number one state, the DTE Energy team compiled a list of 180 reasons we love Michigan. Know a fun fact we missed? Tweet it with the hashtag #Mich180. You can hang out with penguins at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, the largest penguinarium in the world. […]

Are energy vampires having a scary effect on your energy bill?

With Halloween around the corner, you may not be surprised to see ghosts, zombies or vampires in stores, TV shows and streets. But what if I told you one of these things lurks in your home year round? What are known as ‘energy vampires’ may be sucking your energy when you’re not around, driving up […]