In 2020, DTE Energy is bringing four new wind parks online, increasing its clean energy generation capacity by more than 50%. Together, these renewable energy projects will offset 1.2 million metric tons of CO2 emissions annually – the greenhouse gas equivalent of the carbon sequestered by more than 1.5 million acres of U.S. forest over the same period of time.*
By the end of this year, DTE’s renewable energy portfolio will include 18 wind parks and 31 solar farms all located here in Michigan. Fast forward 10 years and our renewable energy portfolio will generate enough clean energy to power 1.3 million homes!
DTE’s continued investment in renewable energy infrastructure is not only helping the environment, it is creating jobs and contributing to Michigan’s economy. Since 2009, DTE has driven $3 billion in wind and solar energy infrastructure and investments, helping to create or sustain 4,000 clean energy jobs.
Over the next five years, DTE will invest an additional $2 billion in renewable energy infrastructure here in Michigan.
Recently, Irene Dimitry, vice president, Renewable Energy for DTE, sat down with Detroit radio personality Craig Fahle to talk about the company’s plans to expand its renewable energy portfolio and the positive impact this will have on DTE customers, the environment and our economy.
Listen to the podcast here.
To learn more about DTE’s long-term carbon reduction goals, please visit dtecleanenergy.com.
*Avoided emissions and equivalencies are based on Egrid 2017 non-baseload emissions factors by subregion and the Environmental Protection Agency equivalencies calculator at http://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator