DTE is partnering with Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) to seek out new suppliers for its billion-dollar investment in renewable energy.

As we work to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, DTE has aggressive plans to expand its renewable energy portfolio.  DTE is already Michigan’s largest producer of and investor in renewable energy. Since 2009, we have driven investment of $3 billion in renewable energy infrastructure and we will invest an additional $2.8 billion by 2025.

 “We want to keep these dollars in the state,” said Chief Procurement Officer Tony Tomczak. “We’re partnering with PMBC to find Michigan businesses to work with us on solar, wind and electric vehicle projects.”

The first step is attending a one-hour virtual webinar on November 3 to learn more. The webinar, featuring remarks and insights from state leaders, lays the group work for an in-person buyer/supplier matchmaking event in early 2022.

“Learning about our supply chain and renewables programs now will better prepare business owners for opportunities next year,” Tomczak said.

Participation is free and registration is required to attend.

Any Michigan business with the potential to participate in renewable energy projects is encouraged to attend. Key focus areas include:

  • Civil construction services
  • Electrical contracting
  • Electrical engineering
  • Engineering services for wind/solar
  • Environmental services
  • Materials to support the renewable energy program
  • NERC engineering to support wind/solar
  • Professional services including fencing, landscaping and surveying
  • Storage and transportation services
  • Various manufacturing services including racking / fabrication

“This is a great opportunity to form a strategic partnership with a company located in another state or to diversify your services so they align with what DTE is looking for,” Tomczak said.

Register for the November 3 webinar here.  Contact pmbc@michigan.org with questions.