Entries by Renee McClelland

Greenwood Energy Center employees save Great Horned Owl

DTE Energy’s Greenwood Energy Center (GWEC), located in Avoca, Mich., is one of DTE’s smaller capacity power plants, but it has a huge presence in the community. For about the last five years, the Greenwood Athletic Association (GAA), made up of more than 50 active employees and numerous retirees, has been conducting fundraisers for local […]

DTE Energy takes important step toward cleaner energy future

DTE Energy has filed a Certificate of Necessity with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) seeking to build a state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power plant of about 1,100 megawatts (MW) on existing company property in East China Township, Mich., that will provide affordable and reliable power for 850,000 homes beginning in 2022. The almost $1 billion […]

A peek into peaker power plant operations

Baby, it’s hot outside… and that, of course, means DTE’s customers are cranking up their air conditioners to stay cool. So how does the company make sure there’s enough power to provide you with reliable energy when there is a sudden increase in demand? The company has 84 peaker units, ranging in size from small […]

When fire is life: ecological burn restores native habitat

Approximately 80 acres at the Monroe Power Plant were recently set ablaze – deliberately — through what is known as a “prescribed ecological burn” conducted to help restore the property’s native ecosystem. “The idea of introducing fire may seem counter-intuitive, as most think of fire as damaging,” said Matt Shackelford, environmental engineer, DTE. “But fire […]

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat…

When DTE experienced the worst storm in company history this past March, tree trimmers and line workers weren’t the only DTE employees outside weathering the storm.  No matter what the weather, Fossil Generation Fuel Supply equipment operators are working 24 hours a day, 365 days per year making sure our coal-fired plants have the fuel […]

Boosting business in West Michigan

In 2016, DTE Energy spent more than $1.3 billion with Michigan-based companies, far exceeding its commitment to the Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) local supplier initiative and its pledge to create new jobs in the state. “Our efforts to shift our purchases to local suppliers began during the economic downturn in 2010,” said DTE Chief […]

DTE plays major role in state’s economic growth

Six years ago, in the heart of the Great Recession, DTE Energy committed to help rebuild Michigan’s economy by bringing dollars and jobs back into the state.  Since making that commitment, DTE has shifted more than $2.6 billion dollars of spending back into the state, creating and supporting 13,000 jobs and blowing away the company’s […]

DTE continues to power Michigan’s Economy

When it comes to being at the forefront of Michigan’s economic resurgence, no company is working harder to create sustainable jobs than Michigan’s own DTE Energy. Committed to bringing $5 billion dollars of spending with suppliers back into the state, the company is exceeding its target – on track to spend close to $1.2 billion […]

DTE Energy pumping dollars and jobs into state economy

As one of the original members of Pure Michigan Business Connect, DTE has been at the forefront of Michigan’s resurgence committed to being a force for growth in the communities where we live and serve. DTE joined PMBC in 2011 during the heat of the financial crisis, vowing to increase spending with Michigan-based companies. Since […]

Because every child deserves a chance

While the children who live at the Crossroads for Youth facility in Oxford were on a camping trip on Aug. 9, nearly 50 DTE Energy Corporate Services employees swooped in to repair and paint one of two dormitories to surprise them. Crossroads for Youth has been a labor of love for the Corporate Services team […]