The report was undertaken for the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative which is leading the development of a climate action plan for the Motor City.
The report measures Detroit's citywide emissions for calendar years 2011 and 2012, and accounts for human-caused emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide gases inside city limits. The amounts are expressed in units called "carbon dioxide equivalents."
Citywide, GHG emissions totaled 10.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents in both 2011 and 2012. On a per capita basis, Detroit's 2012 emissions are below average when compared to data previously collected from 13 other U.S. and Canadian cities. Detroit's per capita emissions ranked ninth-lowest among that group -- below Cleveland, Denver, Pittsburgh, Ann Arbor and Washington, D.C. Per capita emissions were lower in Baltimore, Boston, Minneapolis, Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, Seattle and New York City.
Electricity use in the city contributed 45 percent to 2012 citywide emissions, due in part to DTE Energy's fuel mix, which consists of 76 percent coal.
In 2012, four city of Detroit departments -- Water and Sewerage, Public Lighting , Public Works and the Greater Detroit Resource Recovery Authority -- accounted for 93 percent of city government emissions.
DTE is also offering the "DTE Energy Bridge" that provides customers with a real-time view of how much and when their homes are consuming energy. Both the app and Energy Bridge device were developed by Royal Oak-based Vectorform, who partnered with Saline Lectronics and M.A.K.S of Troy to prototype and assemble the Energy Bridge hardware.
To date, more than 1.3 million advanced meters have been installed in DTE Energy's Southeast Michigan electric service area.
(Source: DTE Energy, Daily Tribune, 8 Nov., 2014) Contact: DTE Energy, www.dteenergy.com
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Power from the farm will be sold to DTE Energy, which says the 20-mw output is sufficient for 9,000 homes.
Construction is expected to be completed by the year end. (Source: Heritage Wind Energy, Huron Tribune, 3 Oct., 2014) Contact: Heritage Wind Energy, Rick Wilson, VP,
(231) 935-3659, http://heritagewindenergy.com
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DTE also owns and operates the 110-MW Thumb Wind Park, which reached commercial operation in 2012, nearly half of the 213-MW Gratiot County Wind Project and the 75-MW Brookfield Wind Park, which began operating earlier this year in Huron County.
(Source: DTE Energy, 18 Sept., 2014) Contact: DTE Energy, www.dteenergy.com/renew, facebook.com/dteenergy
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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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