DTE Energy (formerly Detroit Edison until 1996, now DTE Electric Company) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan.
DTE Energy Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan
|Traded as||NYSE: DTE|
S&P 500 Component
|Industry||Electric and gas utilities|
|Gerard M. Anderson|
Gerardo "Jerry" Norcia (President and Chief Executive Officer)
|Products||Electricity, natural gas|
Number of employees
The DTE Energy portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading.
Existing coal-fired power plantsEdit
As of 2005 DTE Energy has 22 coal-fired generating stations with 7,998 MW of capacity. Here is a list of DTE Energy's coal power plants with capacity over 100 MW:
|Plant name||County||Year(s) built||Capacity|
|St. Clair||St. Clair||1953–1954, 1961–1969||1928 MW|
|Belle River||St. Clair||1984–1985||1664 MW|
|Trenton Channel||Wayne||1949–1950, 1968||776 MW|
|River Rouge||Wayne||1957–1958||651 MW|
|Marysville||St Clair||1943–1947||150 MW|
|Harbor Beach||Huron||1968||121 MW|
In 2016, DTE Energy retired three coal-fired generating units among its plants. In June 2016, DTE Energy said that it would close eight additional coal-fired generators at three coal plants in Michigan by the year 2023. The plants are located in River Rouge, St. Clair in East China Township and Trenton. In sum, the plants power around 900,000 homes. DTE Energy plans to replace them with renewable energy. The Detroit Free Press wrote that employees at the closing plants will be able to transfer to other facilities and will not lose their jobs.
Many of DTE Energy's coal plants were built in the 1950s and 1960s and "are nearing retirement age".
Since 2009, DTE Energy has invested over $1 billion in renewable energy according to their 2015–2016 Corporate Citizenship Report.
In May 2016, the company broke ground on a solar array project in Lapeer, Michigan touted as the largest utility-owned solar array east of the Mississippi River. When the project is completed, it is expected to generate enough electricity to power 9,000 homes. DTE Energy also broke ground on a 10-acre solar installation in Detroit on the site of the abandoned O'Shea Park.
Landfill-based gas-to-energy operationsEdit
In May 2017, DTE Energy announced it had acquired "two landfill-based gas-to-energy operations" in Texas. The company wants to expand its operations to alternative vehicle fuel. The operations it acquired were the Fort Bend Power Producers, LLC facility outside of Rosenberg, Texas and the Seabreaze landfill gas development in Angleton, Texas, which has yet to be developed.
After these projects are operational, the company will have five "landfill conversion facilities which capture and convert dangerous landfill gases to pipeline-quality renewable natural gas". The gases will go to fueling transit buses.
In July 2018, DTE Energy filed a proposal to invest $13 million into an electric vehicle charging program. The program would upgrade transformers and also include service drops, materials, hardware, new meters and other costs.The program is called the Charging Forward program and would also provide consumers rebates.
Based on findings from customer research that most people refer to the company as simply "DTE," DTE Energy changed its corporate logo in 2019.
In December 2011, the non-partisan organization Public Campaign criticized DTE Energy for spending $4.37 million on lobbying and not paying any taxes during 2008-2010, instead getting $17 million in tax rebates, despite making a profit of $2.5 billion.
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- Nocerini, Shianne (17 September 2016). "O'Shea Park Gets A Second Life, This Time With Solar Panels".
- Galford, Chris (2017-05-31). "In acquisition of Texas renewable gas facilities, DTE Biomass looks to expand landfill operations - Daily Energy Insider". Daily Energy Insider. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
- "Michigan utilities propose more than $20M in EV charging programs". Utility Dive. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
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- Portero, Ashley. "30 Major U.S. Corporations Paid More to Lobby Congress Than Income Taxes, 2008-2010". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 26 December 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2011.