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|DTE Energy seeks to build efficient natural gas plant in Michigan|
"A fundamental transformation in the way we produce power in
A Certificate of Necessity is an application filed with the MPSC by an energy company seeking to purchase, contract for or build a power plant. This process is established by
Upon receiving the filing, the MPSC has 270 days to review DTE's request and respond. If approved, the new gas-fired plant would be the most efficient power plant in
"Natural gas-fired plants will be a critical part of our power generation capacity in the decades ahead," Lauer said. "Natural gas significantly reduces carbon, sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions, offers an affordable and abundant domestic supply, is easy to transport and provides a reliable 24/7 power source for our 2.2 million customers."
Long term, DTE plans to produce over three-quarters of its power from renewable energy and highly efficient natural gas-fired power plants. DTE also will continue to reduce its energy waste annually by 1.5 percent.
DTE selected the
"DTE has been an important partner to
If approved, DTE expects plant construction to create about 500 jobs.
"Representing the construction trades, I'm excited to see DTE investing in and bringing jobs into our state," said
The new plant is scheduled to begin operation in 2022, offsetting some of the capacity retired when three of the company's
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For further information, members of the media may contact: Brian Corbett or Renee McClelland, DTE Energy, 313.235.5555