DTE Energy 2021 Sustainability Highlights

Serving With Our Energy

Best for the World

At DTE, we aspire to be best in the world and best for the world. This aspiration drives everything we do, including our priorities for serving each of our stakeholders: Our Team, Customers, Communities, and Investors. Take a look at what we can accomplish when we work towards a clean, green energy future for all.

Affordability & Assistance

How we connect customers to resources when they need it most

Since the beginning of COVID, more than 12,000 customers received more than $9 million in COVID Emergency Rental Assistance to help with bills.


“My Low-Income Self-Sufficiency Plan has helped me and many other families keep the lights on and our homes warm. The program allows us to pay an affordable monthly amount so we can maintain our responsibilities to ourselves and our families.”
– Anonymous customer,
shared from United Way of
Southeastern Michigan


in funds for customer assistance

111,000 +

customers received assistance


of corporate and employee dollars contributed to energy assistance


Our commitment to improving infrastructure and building a more reliable and resilient energy grid

2,002 miles of aging circuits upgraded

Moved ~27,000 gas meters outside customers’ homes and businesses

Replaced almost 30,000 wooden crossarms with fiberglass on overhead circuits

Replaced more than 200 miles of cast iron and steel pipes statewide with polyethylene pipes

Installed more than 13,000 new utility poles


acres of natural habitat voluntarily protected, enhanced or restored in support of biodiversity.


We are committed to net zero carbon emissions and working towards a greener future

Based off a 2005 baseline.

DTE has reduced carbon emissions 30% since 2005 and will further cut these emissions to


by 2028 and 80% by 2040 as we set a course to achieve

net zero

carbon emissions by 2050

More than 46,000 residential customers enrolled in MIGreenPower, which doubled participation for the 3rd year in a row

Added three new wind parks and one solar park, increasing our clean energy capacity by 40%

MIGreenPower customers supported the equivalent to taking more than 82,550 cars off the road for a year

One coal-fired power plant permanently retired and two scheduled to fully retire by mid-2022

“As a company, we believe that Madcap Coffee has a responsibility to fight poverty and climate change,” said Trevor Corlett, founder and co-owner of Madcap Coffee. “Joining Natural Gas Balance allows us to offset our emissions so our customers can feel even better that the coffee they’re enjoying is reflective of our shared commitment to a more sustainable Michigan and coffee industry.”

customers enrolled in Natural Gas Balance

Community Impact & Corporate Citizenship

How DTE is supporting our communities to advance equity and help them thrive


hours volunteered

organizations served

“If you’re seeking a career that makes a positive difference in the lives of your neighbors and the environment, and a career that will inspire you every day to have a servant’s heart, this field might be for you. If you’re interested in urban forestry or any other natural resource career, I’d encourage you to volunteer with a local environmental non-profit to gain hands-on experience.”

– Ashley, a DTE Foundation environmental fellow

DTE cares volunteer

new jobs created

We took significant steps to diversify our senior leadership and will continue to make this work a priority. Of the 21 new appointments and promotions made to our executive team in 2021, 43% were women or people of color.

Local Spending

$2.2 billion

Diverse Spending

$747 million


Corporate Citizenship Reports