– If the plan is approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission, DTE would increase its solar generation capacity by nearly ten times over the next two years
– By 2022, DTE’s wind and solar energy portfolio would generate enough clean energy to power 900,000 homes
– The new solar projects would support increased customer enrollments in DTE’s MIGreenPower renewable energy program
DETROIT, September 1, 2020 – DTE Energy today announced that it has updated its MIGreenPower voluntary renewables plan with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). The plan includes bringing online an additional 420 megawatts of solar energy by 2022, or enough clean energy to power 120,000 homes. The new solar assets will source clean energy purchases from corporate, municipal and industrial customers participating in the company’s MIGreenPower program.
If the MPSC approves this plan, DTE will significantly increase its generation capacity from renewables, ending 2022 with enough solar and wind energy capacity to power 900,000 homes. The company’s clean energy generation will offset approximately 4.7 million tons of CO2e – equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from more than 938,000 passenger cars driven for a year.*
“DTE is delivering on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions and meet customer demand for more renewable energy,” said Trevor Lauer, president of the electric company at DTE Energy. “We appreciate the broad-based customer interest in our MIGreenPower voluntary renewable energy program, which is on track to be one of the largest voluntary renewable energy programs in the country. Bringing more renewable energy projects online benefits our customers, the environment and our state’s economy.”
DTE currently has 15 wind parks and 31 solar farms in its generation portfolio capable of producing enough clean energy to power more than 500,000 homes.
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