As DTE works toward a cleaner, more sustainable future for all Michiganders, we’re proud to offer a variety of options so our customers can join us in reducing our environmental impact. That includes MIGreenPower, DTE’s voluntary renewable energy program that enables our customers to attribute a percentage of their electricity use to our wind and solar parks.
Today, we’re especially proud to announce that DTE’s MIGreenPower Large Customer program has been recognized as the top utility green tariff program in the U.S. by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL is a research facility of the U.S. Department of Energy that has compiled data on utility green pricing programs since 2000 and releases annual “Top 10” lists to recognize outstanding programs. MIGreenPower has been listed among the top 10 utility green pricing programs for the past three years and has now reached number one in the utility green tariff category – this distinction recognizes renewable energy sales to customers through a contractual agreement.
“We’re proud to play such a vital role in building Michigan’s clean energy future while helping major companies meet their sustainability goals easily and affordably,” said Matt Paul, president and Chief Operating Officer, DTE Electric. “MIGreenPower enables our customers to reduce their environmental impact without needing to install and maintain their own solar systems and has truly become a turnkey solution for businesses across the board.”
MIGreenPower participation is accelerating the development of new wind and solar projects in Michigan. By 2026, DTE will add more than 1,000 megawatts of new clean energy projects to meet program demand. These renewable energy investments are helping combat climate change while also strengthening Michigan’s economy by providing additional tax revenue for local communities, supporting thousands of local jobs and supplying extra income for participating landowners.
“One of the biggest considerations for businesses wanting to Make it in Michigan is the accessibility of low cost, predictable clean energy. Having a program like DTE’s MIGreenPower so readily accessible is one of the many ways Team Michigan will catalyze future investments in clean energy and achieve our sustainability goals,” said Quentin Messer, Jr., CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “I commend DTE for earning this distinction and continuously working toward a cleaner, greener Michigan for all.”
MIGreenPower’s residential customer program is also listed among the top 10 in the country and is nearing 100,000 enrollments. Altogether, MIGreenPower customers have enrolled four million megawatt hours of clean energy in the program, which has the environmental benefit equivalent to avoiding more than three million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually or the greenhouse gas emissions from more than 630,000 gasoline-powered passenger cars.1
MIGreenPower is a key component of DTE’s broader plan for achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and right now, you can join at no additional cost to your monthly bill! Visit www.migreenpower.com to learn more and enroll today.
1Avoided emissions and equivalencies are based on the Environmental Protection Agency equivalencies calculator at epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator