In time for Earth Day, DTE has announced the addition of three new wind parks to our portfolio, including mid-Michigan’s Isabella I and Isabella II, now the largest wind parks in our state. The third park, Fairbanks Wind, is located in the Upper Peninsula’s Delta County. As Michigan’s largest producer of renewable energy, DTE now generates enough clean energy from its 18 wind parks and 31 solar parks to power 670,000 homes.
A Clean Energy Future
So, what does this mean for Michigan? We’re significantly reducing our carbon emissions and leading the way to a clean energy future.
“As the state’s leading producer of renewable energy, DTE is committed to increasing its generation from clean energy sources, including wind and solar,” said Trevor Lauer, president of DTE’s electric company. “Bringing these new wind parks online helps us deliver on our commitment to reduce carbon emissions with the goal of achieving net zero by 2050. Our short and long-term plans include continued investment in clean energy projects, including some of the largest solar projects in Michigan.”
By the end of 2022, DTE plans to bring six additional renewable energy projects online, which will generate enough clean energy to power more than 900,000 homes. Our commitment to renewable energy is creating a cleaner future for all Michiganders while strengthening the state’s economy. Since 2009, the company has driven investment of $3 billion in renewable energy infrastructure and will invest an additional $2 billion in wind and solar assets over the next three years.
Sourcing MIGreenPower Commitments
Additionally, Isabella I, Isabella II, and Fairbanks Wind are all part of DTE’s MIGreenPower voluntary renewable energy program. The wind parks will source clean energy commitments from leading Michigan companies including Ford Motor Co., General Motors, and the University of Michigan. Customers who enroll in MIGreenPower can attribute more of their energy use to DTE’s wind and solar projects, reducing their carbon footprint and supporting the development of new renewable energy projects.
One of the top three voluntary renewable energy programs in the United States, MIGreenPower now has 28,000 residential and 300 business customers enrolled. To date, program subscribers have supported more than 100 million kilowatt hours of clean energy generation, which is equivalent to greenhouse gas emissions avoided by switching more than 2.6 million incandescent lamps to LEDs.
Interested in DTE’s renewable energy plans? Visit dtecleanenergy.com.
Want to learn more about MIGreenPower? Go to migreenpower.com and enroll for as little as $1/month.