Entries by Carly Getz

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 […]

Tips for young women who love STEM

Joi Harris has loved science, technology and math since she can remember. In sixth grade, Harris joined the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program, or DAPCEP. From that point on, she knew she wanted to be an engineer. The odds were against her. Minority women represent less than one in ten employed scientists and engineers. In a […]

DTE Energy helps students become energy teachers

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Michigan ranks 31st out of the 50 states in total energy use per person. DTE Energy and the National Energy Foundation are partnering to reduce energy consumption by empowering students to be the energy experts in their own households. This fall, DTE Energy is bringing the National Energy […]

Careers in Energy Week kicks off in Michigan

Michigan’s energy industry employs nearly 97,000 people, and the Michigan Workforce Development Agency estimates the Energy Cluster to grow by 9.4 percent through 2024. At the same time, estimates say up to 50 percent of workers in Michigan’s energy industry will be eligible to retire within the next five years.  “The rising demand for skilled […]

How (and why) to talk to your kids about careers in energy

Parents have an enormous influence on their child’s career decisions. If you have young ones at home, you probably have a lot on your plate. You’re a tutor, chef, chauffer, entertainer, therapist – the list goes on.  And with all these hats, talking to your kids about a seemingly far-distant career may not be top […]