Currently, 39 DTE Energy locations are now certified to the ISO 14001 standard, a benchmark for facility management systems to enhance environmental performance, attain compliance obligations and reach environmental objectives.
At DTE Energy, we believe that our obligation to serve our customers and the community goes beyond the delivery of safe, reliable and economical energy products and services. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for today’s society and future generations. Environmental stewardship and conservation of the Earth’s natural resources is at the heart of that commitment. For DTE Energy, environmental stewardship starts with operating our facilities, land, and equipment in a manner that complies with or exceeds governmental standards and is protective of our employees, customers and surrounding communities.
We commit to, and hold our employees and officers accountable to:
Belle River Power Plant
Fermi 2 Power Plant
In 2000 Fermi 2 was recognized by the State of Michigan as a Clean Corporate Citizen. That same year, the Wildlife Habitat Council also certified the facility as a wildlife site. The Fermi 2 grounds are the largest parcel in the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that will protect and manage the wildlife and fish populations on plant grounds.
Belle River Power Plant
Monroe Power Plant
The Monroe Power Plant has been ISO 14001 certified since 2003. A certified Corporate Wildlife Habitat by the Wildlife Habitat Council, the Monroe grounds is home to a variety of plant and animal species, including peregrine falcons, bald eagles, and American lotuses. Every year, the facility hosts the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count, first launched in 1979. The plant was certified as a Clean Corporate Citizen in 2008. Additionally, the Monroe Power Plant received certification as a Corporate Lands for Learning in 2013.
River Rouge Power Plant
St. Clair Power Plant
St. Clair Power Plant was ISO 14001 certified in 2002. Designated a corporate wildlife habitat by the Wildlife Habitat Council in 2000, the St. Clair grounds are home to many species of plants and animals. The facility has also donated funds to support Lake Sturgeon research.
Trenton Channel Power Plant
The main function of a service station is to monitor and maintain the natural gas distribution system. They are responsible for the delivery of natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Other activities may include: meter reading, planning and construction, appliance repair, city gate station maintenance, meter repair, laboratory services, and administrative functions. Support organizations may include fleet maintenance and warehouse activities. Pictured: Allen Road Service Center.
The main function of the compressor station is to compress, store, regulate, meter and withdraw high-pressure natural gas. These stations may store and transport natural gas for several different natural gas suppliers throughout Michigan and Canada. They also supply natural gas to the distribution system that our customers come to rely on. Pictured above: Belle River Mills.
Distribution Operations is responsible for the delivery of electricity from substations to our industrial, commercial and residential customers. Distribution Operations maintains more than 700 substations (facilities that use a collection of transformers to reduce voltage and breakers to protect circuits) and 13 service centers and supercenters. The substation group (Systems Engineering and Equipment) was initially certified to the ISO 14001 standard in 2009.
Environmental Management & Resources (EM&R)
Environmental Management & Resources (EM&R), working with DTE Energy management, businesses, government, community and other opinion leaders, will provide practical environmental solutions that ensure compliance, minimize liability, improve effectiveness of existing and future assets, enhance the company’s image and influence and support corporate direction.
The Peaking Unit Organization maintains the combustion turbines and diesel engines used to provide power during peak demand as well as black start capability.
The Renewable Energy Department began the ISO 14001 certification process in the spring of 2013. Certification was completed in June 2015.
Renewable Energy manages multiple company owned and operated wind and solar photovoltaic generation facilities in southeastern Michigan.
Our environmental policies are just one of the ways we are delivering on our promise to bring you clean, safe, reliable and cost-efficient energy. To learn more about our strategic vision to be a force for growth and prosperity, see our Corporate Citizenship Report.