By 2015, DTE Energy will provide nearly 1,000 megawatts of renewable-generated electricity, enough to power 400,000 homes.
DTE Energy is investing nearly $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects, plus an additional $1.5 billion in Michigan-based, third-party owned renewable facilities that will sell us their output. By 2015, DTE Energy will generate 10 percent of the electricity we provide for our Southeastern Michigan customers from renewable energy sources, helping to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, lower emissions and make our state cleaner.
Now in the development stages, these projects are already employing hundreds of Michigan construction workers. Once completed, they will create dozens of full-time technical positions to support ongoing operations. With the demand for renewable energy technologies growing, we are working with the state and local communities to attract renewable energy manufacturers to Michigan. Already, Michigan workers are employed in the manufacture of wind-turbine components, solar photovoltaic panels and other renewable technologies that will help power Michigan into the future.
View this map* (pdf) of our renewable energy project sites.
Generating by 2015