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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges and changes we never imagined previously, but it’s also unlocked new opportunities for our company to continue its servant leadership. From helping customers facing financial challenges to fully activating the DTE Energy Foundation and its nonprofit partners to supply food, shelter and other basic needs – we’ve remained committed to driving healing, progress and recovery in the communities where we live and serve.

Although our business requires us to remain focused on delivering safe, reliable energy to our customers now and in the future, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on all we achieved alongside our community partners in 2019.

In addition to committing to net-zero carbon emissions in our electric business by 2050, we also commissioned a wind park that powers 54,000 homes and sponsored internships for 1,700 students, empowering them to gain valuable work experience that will set them and our communities up for future success. Along with 5,600 of our coworkers, we volunteered nearly 102,000 hours alongside our nonprofit partners to improve our communities. And these examples are just the tips of the iceberg.

Read more about our 2019 corporate social responsibility efforts in our online Corporate Citizenship Report.