The Detroit Tigers hit a clean energy home run when DTE’s MIGreenPower supplied renewable energy to the ballpark on Wednesday in support of the Tigers’ “Green Night,” an initiative to promote sustainability inside the ballpark. DTE’s support offset 30.6 metric tons of carbon emissions, the environmental equivalent of eliminating emissions produced by an average vehicle driving 75,000 miles.
“Many of our customers, including the Detroit Tigers, are looking for innovative ways to meet their sustainability goals. DTE’s MIGreenPower program enables customers to access more renewable energy, helping them reduce their carbon footprint and their impact on the environment,” said Irene Dimitry, vice president of Business Planning and Development, DTE Energy. “We enjoyed helping the Tigers celebrate Green Night and introducing MIGreenPower to fans visiting Comerica Park. Programs like MIGreenPower are part of DTE’s journey to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80% by 2040.”
Fans who visited Comerica Park for Green Night received a MIGreenPower reusable cooler lunch bag and had the opportunity to learn more about MIGreenPower by visiting tables on the ballpark’s concourse.
MIGreenPower enables customers to reduce their carbon footprint while supporting Michigan-made renewable energy. To date, more than 8,000 of DTE’s residential and small business customers have enrolled in the program. Ford, General Motors and the University of Michigan also signed on to a MIGreenPower program designed for large customers in early 2019.
MIGreenPower is popular with customers who want more renewable energy due to its flexibility and affordability. Customers don’t need to sign a contract when they enroll, and they don’t have to install or maintain any additional equipment to their homes or businesses.
Given its popularity, the program is on track to be one of the top five largest voluntary renewable energy programs in the country. Now that’s what we call an out of the park home run.