A NextEra Energy Resources subsidiary will continue to own and operate Pheasant Run I, the energy from which will continue to be purchased by DTE Energy. Each 75-MW wind park features 44 1.7-MW GE wind turbines generating 150 MW, sufficient to power about 70,000 homes.
The Brookfield Wind Park acquisition is part of DTE Energy's efforts to expand its renewable energy resources and meet the state's renewable energy goals. DTE Energy will have almost 1,000 MW of renewable energy assets, equivalent to 10 percent of its power sales by 2015. (Source: DTE, PR, 2 June, 2014) Contact: DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Marketing and Renewables, www2.dteenergy.com;
NextEra Energy Resources, (561) 691-7171, http://www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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The installation is part of DTE's "SolarCurrents" pilot program that calls for the installation of utility scale PV systems on customer rooftops or property. When completed, the solar farm will be the 21st solar installation built in DTE's Southeast Michigan service area, the fifth in Michigan's Thumb area and the first in Tuscola County. All are owned, operated and maintained by DTE Energy.
DTE Energy expects to invest more than $2 billion by 2015 to build or purchase nearly 1,000 MW of Michigan based renewable energy. In addition to the solar installations, DTE has acquired or built wind parks and other green energy facilities across the state.
(Source: DTE, tuscolatoday.com, 10 May, 2014) Contact: Thumb Electric Cooperative, Dallas Braun, GN, www.tecmi.coop; DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Marketing and Renewables, www2.dteenergy.com
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The plant will burn approximately 320,000 tpy of woody biomass to generate about 45 MW of power which is sufficient electricity for 45,000 homes. The fuel primarily is derived from urban wood waste, tree trimmings and agricultural processes.
DTEES, a subsidiary of Ann Arbor, Mich.-headquartered DTE Energy, has completed similar biomass conversions in Cassville, Wis. and Bakersfield, Calif. The company also operates biomass power plants in Woodland, Calif. and Mobile, Ala.
Source: DTE Energy, 14 Mar., 2014) Contact: DTEES, Steve Sorrentino, Vice President Wholesale Power & Renewables, (734) 302-4893,www2.dteenergy.com
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Initially, DTE rejected participation in the group on the ground that the PSC lacked the authority to modify DTE's energy plan. DTE added that it would work collaboratively with the group. The PSC will appoint the work group members.
The work group's report, which will recommend whether to expand DTE's SolarCurrents program and Consumers' comparable Experimental Advanced Renewable Program, is expected to be completed by July, 2014. Both programs provide financial incentives for residential and business customers to build and install PV systems. (Source: Mich. PSC, DTE, Crains, 22 Jan., 2014) Contact: DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Marketing Renewable, www.dteenergy.com;
Consumers Energy, www.consumersenergy.com
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In September, Detroit-based DTE Energy won Michigan Public Service Commission approval to purchase power from Heritage subsidiary Big Turtle Wind Farm LLC. The 20 megawatt project will create sufficient electricity to power about 9,000 homes. The project is expected to be operational by late 2014.(Source: DTE, Detroit Free Press, Huron Daily Tribune, 10 Oct., 2013) Contact: Heritage Sustainable Energy, Rick Wilson, VP Operations, (231) 935-3659, email@example.com, www.heritagewindenergy.com
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The BioGreenGas pilot project provides 2,000 customers statewide with the equivalent of natural gas
In August, DTE Gas, a subsidiary of DTE, announced plans to expand its converted from the Sauk Trail Hills landfill in Canton Township.
Since last year, customers have agreed to pay a $2.50 per month subscription fee that helps cover the cost of the green gas production. said Marca Brown, DTE's residential program manager. The customers also pay DTE's normal gas rates. (Source: DTE, Crain's , 8 Sept., 2013) Contact: DTE Energy, Marca Brown, Residential Program Manager, Erica Donerson, (313) 235-8809, www.dteenergy.com
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Since the BioGreenGas program's launch in 2012, 2,000 customers have subscribed and the companys is planning to expand the program.
The Sauk Trail Hills landfill facility that processes and purifies the landfill gas was developed by Clean Energy Renewable Fuels (CERF)which invested approximately $20 million in the project.
DTE Pipeline Company invested approximately $2 million to build a pipeline and a meter station at Sauk Trail Hills. (Source: DTE Energy, PR, 20 Aug., 2013) Contact: DTE Energy, Erica Donerson, (313) 235-8809, www.dteenergy.com; Clean Energy Renewable Fuels, Harrisson Clay, Pres., firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.cleanenergyfuels.com
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The E-Challenge brings underutilized energy-efficiency products to the DTE service area and is intended to showcase innovation through market-ready advanced lighting solutions in areas such as integration of sensors, adaptive controls; network controls to optimize energy savings; utilization of advanced lighting luminaire designs; creative lighting designs; advanced optics designs; and exterior lighting applications. The technology must integrate energy-efficiency solutions through collaborations and/or accelerate the commercialization of Michigan-based energy technologies with demonstration sites within the DTE service area. (Source: DTE, Fierce Energy 4 Aug., 2013) Contact: DTE Energy, www.dteenergy.com; NextEnergy, Yiwei Chen, Mgr., Power & Energy Efficiency, (313) 833-0100, www.nextenergy.org
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Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York state comptroller and sole trustee of the fund, submitted similar proposals on behalf of the retirement fund at Ameren Corp., Cleco Corp., FirstEnergy Corp. and SCANA Corp. The proposals also seek to mitigate climate-related risks and to better manage water use.
As of Feb. 22, the fund held 652,561 DTE shares valued at $42.8 million; 1.1 million Ameren sharesvalued at $37.5 million; 1.2 million FirstEnergy shares valued at $51.7 million; and 401,600 SCANA shares, valued at $19.7 million. (Source: Pensions & Investments, 27 Feb., 2013) Contact: New York State Common Retirement Fund, www.osc.state.ny.us
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DTE Energy customers interested in participating in the first offering must submit their applications online by 5 p.m. Feb. 5. If the number of applications exceeds the available capacity, a random selection process will be Feb. 18 to determine which projects will be included in the program.
The deadline for project completion is Dec. 16, 2013. Projects can range in size from 1 to 20 kilowatts.
(Source: DTE Energy , 8 Jan., 2013) Contact: DTE Energy, www.dteenergy.com/solar
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In total, DTE's AMI project includes installation of over 3 million electric and gas meters in Michigan homes and businesses. The advanced meters allow DTE to get actual meter readings, essentially eliminating estimated bills. The meters also allow the utility to quickly locate and reduce power outages remotely connect and disconnect service. Customers also will be able to track, manage and control their energy usage as a result of timely information provided by the meters.
(Source: Itron, PR, Aug. 6, 2012) Contact:
Sharelynn Moore, VP Communications, (509) 891-3524,
email@example.com, www.itron.com; DTE Energy, www.dteenergy.com
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Originally introduced in May, the increased incentives are available for retrofitting T12 fluorescent lamps to higher efficiency T8 systems. These retrofits are the result of U.S. DOE legislation which prohibits manufacturing or importing of T12s in the U.S. "In an effort to accommodate customer requests and to incentivize more of the retrofits that are being performed in the marketplace, we have decided to expand and extend the terms of this program." The special incentives now include for the conversion of older T12 fluorescent lamps to the most common T8 lamps and electronic ballasts. It is expected that incentives for these retrofits will no longer be available in 2013.
The Energy Efficiency Program for Business was launched in 2009 to help DTE Energy customers save money by using less energy. The program offers customers a wide array of energy-efficiency ideas and incentives. Customers can earn incentives if they make improvements from a list of qualified efficiency upgrades for both gas and electric technologies, including energy-efficient lighting, drives, controls, heating ventilation and air conditioning and others.
(Source: DTE Energy, PR, Aug. 1, 2012) Contact: DTE Energy, Len Singer, (313) 235-8809, Bill Clemens, Mgr., Energy Efficiency Program for Business www.dteenergy.com
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Opponents with the Clean Affordable Renewable Energy (CARE) for Michigan Coalition plan to ramp up statewide efforts to defeat the issue, arguing the requirement doesn't belong in the state constitution. Supporters, meanwhile, have taken the unusual step of lining up both Democratic and Republican consulting firms to make the case that increasing the requirement with a public vote this fall is the way to go.
Both the Michigan and Detroit Regional chambers oppose the proposal, which would require more than 80 electricity suppliers statewide to obtain 25 percent of their power from wind, solar, biomass or hydropower by 2025. Under existing legislation, utilities are required get 10 percent from renewable sources by 2015. Consumers Energy and Detroit-based DTE Energy,
the state's two largest utilities, have invested in wind farms around the state and are in line to purchase power generated by privately owned wind farms. Consumers Energy already has 13 hydroelectric dams that count toward the renewable energy requirement and currently gets 5 percent of its energy from renewables, while DTE Energy currently gets 5.5 percent.
Both companies say they're on track to meet the 10 percent requirement by the deadline, but warn it would cost $12 billion and require 3,100 more wind turbines spread over an area 17 times larger than the city of Grand Rapids to meet the 25 percent requirement by 2025, pushing up customer's costs. (Source: Daily Tribune, 23 June, 2012) Contact: DTE Energy, www.dteenergy.com
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U.S. DOE legislation calls upon importers and manufacturers of the commonly found T12 fluorescent lights to stop making the those products. It is expected that shortly after the new federal rules take effect, cash incentives will no longer be offered for this common retrofit.
"We realize this legislation could significantly affect many of our business customers," said Bill Clemens, manager of DTE's energy efficiency program. "We want to help our customers cover a portion of the investment needed to upgrade to the latest energy efficient technology. By retrofitting their outdated lights now, businesses can not only take advantage of the incentives that will likely be discontinued, but they will also avoid increased costs of replacing those lights in the future."
The Energy Efficiency Program for Business (dteenergy.com/saveenergy) was launched in 2009 to help DTE Energy customers save money by using less energy. The program offers customers a wide array of energy efficiency ideas and incentives. Customers can earn incentives if they make improvements from a list of qualified efficiency upgrades for both gas and electric technologies, including energy-efficient lighting, drives, controls, heating ventilation and air conditioning and more. (Source: DTE Energy, June 15, 2012) Contact: DTE Energy, www.dteenergy.com/saveenergy
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Potential bidders can view the requirements of the RFP at www.dteenergy.com/renewsuppliers. The RFP outlines the minimum qualifications for participation in this RFP. After reviewing the RFP, interested parties must click on the link, "Request for bid platform access" and submit the requested information. Once DTE verifies qualifications, respondents will receive an invitation to bid from PowerAdvocate.com; DTE Energy's host web site for all RFPs.
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include Detroit Edison, an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan, MichCon, a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan and other non-utility, energy businesses focused on gas storage and pipelines, unconventional gas production, power and industrial projects, and energy trading.(Source: DTE Energy, May 4, 2012)
Contact: DTE Energy, www.dteenergy.com
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Funding for the program in part is provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 through the Transportation Electrification Initiative sponsored by the DOE. The grant, totaling $48 million from DOE and $49.4 million from Chrysler Group LLC, was designed to develop vehicles that will be cost efficient for consumers, satisfy safety concerns of daily travel without recharging, and help reduce dependence on foreign oil. (Source: Chrysler Group LLC, December, 15, 2011)
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DTE Energy is looking for a consultant to provide services in the areas of installing energy-efficiency heating and cooling equipment, providing in-home energy efficiency information, and providing no-cost/low-cost energy efficiency solutions for residential customers. Services to be provided include providing incentives for the purchase of energy efficient appliances, offering technical education and training to customers, offering online energy audit tools, conducting comprehensive energy audits, and providing customers with information on how to save money on energy bills. (Source: DTE Energy, October, 25, 2011)
Contact: Bob Fegan, Principal Energy Analyst,DTE Energy, (616) 954-4619, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dteenergy.com
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CFTP raised important concerns and questions regarding the Order, in particular: the definition of "benefits," potential conflicts between required regional planning processes and local policies, and questions regarding the boundaries for the legal authority to implement the proposed changes. The hearing focused on topics related to siting, planning, and allocation of costs for electricity transmission infrastructure as part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Order 1000. The Order's lack of guidance to regions as to how benefits should be defined, "will leave open the very real possibility that regions can adopt extremely broad definitions that result in unfounded conclusions that everyone benefits from new transmission and all should pay - thus socializing all transmission costs within a region - resulting in higher costs to customers who will subsidize large remote renewable projects and merchant transmission developers."
The Coalition has 7 members, including CMS Energy Corporation, ConEdison, DTE Energy, Progress Energy, Public Service Enterprise Group, SCANA Corporation, and Southern Company. More than 28 percent of U.S. electric customers, representing 26 states, are served by utilities and companies which are either formal members of the Coalition or are on record supporting the group's goals. (Source: Coalition for Fair Transmission Policy, October, 13, 2011)
Contact: Coalition for Fair Transmission Policy,www.fairtransmission.org
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Scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2012, the 110.4 MW project will sell all of its power and renewable energy attributes to DTE Energy under a long-term contract. Invenergy is constructing an additional 102.4 MW that will be transferred to DTE Energy upon completion. The combined projects will consist of 133 1.6-megawatt GE Energy wind turbines, featuring 82.5-meter diameter rotors with 100 meter towers.
Together, with a 212.8 MW capacity, Michigan's largest wind generation facility will produce enough clean, renewable energy to power approximately 50,000 homes. Gratiot County Wind will help DTE Energy meet Michigan's Renewable Portfolio Standard, which mandates that 10 percent of the state's energy come from renewable sources by 2015. (Source: Invenergy, October, 5, 2011)
Contact: David Groberg, VP, Wind Development, Invenergy,(301) 610-6412, email@example.com, www.invenergyllc.com
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Chartwell's EV Council, a group of utilities facilitated by Chartwell, will cover customer-oriented programs and messaging around EVs and consumer opinions and behaviors. The council, which includes charter members DTE Energy, FPL and PacificCorp., will also interact and share practices in an exclusive setting.
The Chartwell Electric Vehicle Programs Summit, set for Nov. 15-16 in San Diego, also highlights these and other integration issues. (Source: Chartwell, September, 21, 2011)
Contact: Doris Yon, Chartwell,firstname.lastname@example.org, (404) 237- 9099 ext. 29., www.chartwellinc.com
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Over the next two years, qualifying large C&I customers who can demonstrate measured energy savings as a result of process improvements or other energy-efficiency projects will receive financial compensation for their conserved energy. Sterling Planet will measure and validate the energy savings using the company's proprietary software, White Tag Pro™. Sterling Planet will provide the resultant White Tags®/EOCs to DTE Energy.
By definition, White Tags® each represent 1 megawatt-hour of electricity savings or 1 thousand cubic feet of natural gas savings. (Source: Sterling Planet, September, 19, 2011)
Contact: Alden Hathaway II,
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Sterling Planet,(678) 325-3170, www.sterlingplanet.com; Bob Fegan, Principal Energy Analyst, DTE Energy, (616) 954-4619, email@example.com,www.dteenergy.com
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The wind farm will be owned by NextEra Energy Resources, which has nearly 115 renewable energy facilities and is the largest wind energy developer in the country. The project is in the engineering phase, with construction expected to start next year and take six to nine months.
To meet Michigan's renewable energy goals, DTE Energy expects to add about 1,000 MW, or 10 percent of its power, from renewable energy sources by 2015. DTE Energy plans to own facilities to supply up to half of that power and contract with third-party producers, such as NextEra, for the rest.
DTE Energy expects the majority of its renewable energy to come from wind resources, but the company also has a pilot solar energy program that could produce approximately 20 MW.
DTE Energy also announced it has selected Southfield, Mich.-based Barton Malow Co. to build the three DTE Energy wind farms in Huron and Sanilac counties next year. DTE also selected General Electric to provide the nearly 70 wind turbines to be sited at the wind farms, which will total about 110 MW. Initial delivery of the wind turbines is expected next summer.
The contracts will be filed with the MPSC for its approval.The project is expected to result in 110 to 120 construction jobs lasting six to nine months, and 10 to 12 full-time permanent positions to maintain the wind turbines. (Source: DTE, August, 25, 2011)
Contact: Trevor Lauer, Energy Marketing & Renewables VP, DTE, (313) 235-8104, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dteenergy.com
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The Ford Transit Connect Electric is fitted with a Force Drive battery electric powertrain made by Azure Dynamics featuring Johnson Controls-Saft's advanced lithium-ion battery technology.
Transit Connect Electric is the first product in Ford's accelerated electrified vehicle plan, and will be followed by the Focus Electric, the C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid EVs in 2012 and another next-generation hybrid vehicle later in 2012. (Source: Ford, August, 12, 2011)
Contact: Jay Sandler, Vice President, Sales, Azure Dynamics, (248) 298-2403, ext 1205, email@example.com, www.azuredynamics.com
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The Coalition believes that transmission planning and siting are best decided by state and local authorities and utilities knowledgeable about local consumer needs and concerns. Any transmission plans developed by regional entities must be based on the expressed needs of local utilities that require new or expanded transmission service to meet reliability, economic or other public policy requirements.
The Coalition also noted that FERC's rule does not define "benefits", with regions expected to create their own definitions in compliance filings. Defining "benefits" broadly could ultimately undermine the "beneficiaries pay" principle that the FERC order explicitly endorsed. Also, this final rule does not explicitly require measurable savings that justify cost-allocation to customers. FERC's Midwest ISO MVP order last year socializing the costs of certain new transmission lines across 13 states demonstrates that costs can be unfairly allocated if there is no requirement that benefits be demonstrated. The Coalition remains concerned that the Order could favor costly long-distance transmission of remote renewable resources over less expensive and greener local resources. Moreover, regions have received only limited guidance as to what definitions of benefits and beneficiaries will ultimately be accepted as just and reasonable by FERC under the Federal Power Act, until after compliance filings are decided. Finally, FERC's approach permits the allocation of costs for new transmission within a region even to some consumers receiving no electricity from the project. Someone else will decide whether those consumers benefit from a project not otherwise needed for reliability purposes, even if the project was opposed by utilities being allocated costs and the suggested "benefits" are not really needed or desired by the supposed "beneficiaries". The potential problem is compounded by the lack of any limitations on how regions may define benefits.The Coalition plans to continue its advocacy against placing unfair electricity cost burdens on consumers. The CFTP believes Congress should consider the energy policy implications of this important final rule as an essential part of the national energy policy debate.
The Coalition's eight members include CMS Energy Corporation, Consolidated Edison, Inc., DTE Energy Company, Progress Energy Inc., Public Service Enterprise Group, SCANA Corporation, Southern Company and United Illuminating Company. More than 28 percent of U.S. electric customers, representing 26 states, are served by utilities and companies that are either formal members of the Coalition or are on record supporting the group's goals.(Source: Coalition for Fair Transmission Policy, August, 5, 2011)
Contact: Coalition for Fair Transmission Policy, www.fairtransmission.org
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The installations are part of a General Motors project with the DOE to build a system of charging stations to support the move away from oil reliance and toward automotive alternative energy. The project is supported by grants being shared with DTE and four other utilities across the U.S. DTE received $400,000 and will add $400,000 in matching funds. (Source: DTE Energy, August, 4, 2011)
Contact: Trevor Lauer, VP, Marketing & Renewables, DTE Energy,www.dteenergy.com
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DTE Energy is working with General Motors through a U.S. DOE grant to accelerate the transition to EVs in the U.S. by deploying vehicles and installing charging infrastructure.
The GM/DOE public charging station demonstration program is an addition to another DTE Energy program which offers special EV rates and up to $2,500 for the purchase and installation of a 240-volt residential charging station for faster charging. To date, nearly 100 DTE Energy customers have participated in the program. (Source: DTE Energy, July, 27, 2011)
Contact: Trevor Lauer, VP, Marketing & Renewables, DTE Energy,www.dteenergy.com
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