DTE Energy is inviting the public to learn about and provide input on how the company will transform its generation mix to provide reliable, affordable and cleaner energy that will power Michigan’s future.
Public open houses will be held Thursday, July 26 in Taylor, and Thursday, Aug. 16 in Livonia, giving community members the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments about how DTE plans to meet Michigan’s energy needs.
DTE is committed to reducing carbon (CO2) emissions by more than 80 percent by 2050. This means retiring older, coal-fired generation that have served our state for more than 60 years; investing in cleaner sources of energy like wind, solar, and natural gas; and reducing overall demand through energy efficiency waste reduction and demand response programs.
“As DTE reduces carbon emissions, it is imperative that we carve the right path forward,” said Trevor Lauer, president and COO, DTE Electric. “Getting our customers’ input early in the process ensures what matters most to them is taken into consideration as we work to achieve the right balance of energy sources that will provide cleaner, affordable, reliable and secure power to our 2.2 million customers for decades to come.”
DTE will submit its long-term plan, called an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) in March 2019 as part of a requirement within the state’s bi-partisan energy law passed in 2016. Once the IRP is submitted, the commission has approximately one year to review the plan.
Public meeting details (no registration necessary):
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Wayne County Community College – 21000 Northline Rd., Taylor, MI
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
Schoolcraft College – 18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia MI