DTE Energy Files Plan to add an Additional 420 MW Solar by 2022

DTE Energy has updated its MIGreenPower voluntary renewables plan with the MPSC, which includes bringing online an additional 420 MW of solar energy by 2022

DTE Energy has announced that it has updated its MIGreenPower voluntary renewables plan with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), which includes bringing online an additional 420 megawatts (MW) 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, the Detroit based energy company 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.”

Currently, the firm 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. The company will add three additional wind parks to its portfolio by the end of this year, including Isabella l and ll which will be the largest wind parks in Michigan.

The MIGreenPower program is open to all DTE electric customers who want to attribute a greater percentage of their energy use to DTE’s wind and solar energy projects.

DTE is Michigan’s leading renewable energy producer and investor. Since 2009, DTE has driven investments of USD 3 billion in renewable energy infrastructure, and the company will invest an additional USD 2 billion in wind and solar assets by 2024, more than doubling its renewable energy generation capacity.

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