This Earth Week, DTE Energy partnered with several customers to announce clean energy commitments to our MIGreenPower voluntary renewable energy program. Enrolling in MIGreenPower enables DTE Electric customers to attribute a percentage of their energy use to our wind and solar projects. Their support is accelerating the development of Michigan-made renewable energy and contributing to our overall carbon reduction goals.
Together these announcements represent more than 68,000 megawatt hours of clean energy. This week, we also had nearly 450 residential customers enroll in the program, a figure that has been consistent all year. Added to current MIGreenPower commitments, our customers’ enrollments have the environmental benefit equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from 262,011 passenger vehicles driven for one year.
Customers who announced enrollments in MIGreenPower this week include:
- Bedrock Detroit, Detroit’s largest real-estate developer who is using their enrollment to help achieve LEED certification for their Hudson’s Site development.
- Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, part of Trinity Health Michigan and the first health care system to enroll in the program.
- Motor City Electric, an electrical contractor who has worked for all major business units at DTE in a relationship that has spanned more than 40 years.
- Dialog Direct, an end-to-end marketing and customer engagement solutions provider who has a long-standing business relationship with DTE.
Additionally, yesterday Governor Whitmer announced the State’s plan to work with DTE, Consumers and the Lansing Board of Water and Light to attribute the energy use of all State of Michigan buildings to renewable energy. This is a big win for Michigan, DTE and the employees who have spent more than a year working with the State of Michigan to finalize their enrollment in MIGreenPower.
“I’m incredibly proud of the Renewable Solutions team and the broader DTE organization,” said Director Brian Calka. “We’ve been able to close these deals thanks to great partnerships with groups such as Major Account Services, Regional and Government Relations and other teams within DTE. We also have several other big contracts in our pipeline, and I see us continuing to build on the momentum we have.”
Don’t want Earth Week to end? Here are some ways you can participate in Michigan’s clean energy future:
- Enroll in MIGreenPower and encourage family and friends to enroll as well
- Take a virtual tour of some of DTE’s largest wind and solar parks: Virtual Tour of DTE Wind and Solar Parks – YouTube
- Discover simple steps you can take to protect the environment: Simple steps to protect the environment this Earth Day – Empowering Michigan