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|Turbine blades now spinning at DTE Energy's newest wind park, Michigan's largest|
The park will offset nearly 300,000 metric tons of CO2 annually – the greenhouse gas equivalent of taking more than 63,000 cars off the road for a year* – and represents a significant step toward the company's goals of reducing carbon emissions by more than 80 percent by 2050 and reaching 50 percent clean energy through renewables and energy efficiency by 2030.
"DTE was among the first energy companies in the nation to announce a broad sustainability initiative consistent with what scientists say is necessary to address climate change globally and do it in a way that maintains affordability and reliability for our customers," said
Since 2009, DTE has driven investments of more than
DTE wind projects provide more than clean energy for DTE customers – they also provide a stable source of income for landowners who have turbines on their property, jobs that help young people stay in the community, and tax revenue that can be used to support improvements in roads, schools, emergency services and other vital community needs.
Pine River Township Supervisor
DTE will bring online more than 1,000 additional megawatts of wind and solar by 2022. DTE's renewable energy portfolio includes 14 wind parks and 31 solar arrays, all located in
Invenergy developed and constructed the project for DTE. The project supported 250 jobs during construction drawing from 22 different
*Avoided emissions and equivalencies are based on Egrid 2017 non-baseload emissions factors by subregion and the
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For further information, members of the media may contact: Cindy Hecht or Randi Berris, DTE Energy, 313.235.5555