DTE Electric today received approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) for its Renewable Energy Plan. The plan will bring an additional 353 megawatts of wind and solar projects online by 2022. New solar projects in 2022 will triple DTE’s solar generation capacity.
“These approved plans will enable DTE to meet our commitment to clean, affordable renewable energy while, at the same time, keeping rates stable for our customers. By bringing new renewable energy projects online, our clean energy efforts will benefit the environment and aid in Michigan’s economic recovery,” said Trevor Lauer, president of the electric company at DTE Energy.
DTE’s commitment to clean energy also benefits Michigan’s economy. Since 2009, DTE has been the largest investor in renewables in Michigan, driving $3 billion in solar and wind energy infrastructure and investments. Over the next four years, the company will invest an additional $2 billion in renewable energy assets and more than double its renewable energy capacity.
By 2021, 15% of DTE customer’s energy will be generated by renewable energy. Customers can opt in for a greater percentage, up to 100%, of renewable energy through MiGreenPower, DTE’s voluntary renewable energy program.
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