DTE Energy soliciting 500 MW of RFPs for renewable energy projects

Michigan utility DTE Energy will add new renewable energy projects totaling approximately 500 MW to its MIGreenPower voluntary renewable energy program. Supported by 35 industrial, 450 small business and more than 48,000 residential customers, MIGreenPower enables DTE Electric customers to attribute more of their electricity use to renewable energy.

“We want to thank all of our MIGreenPower customers for their participation in the program,” said Trevor Lauer, president and CEO of DTE’s electric company. “Over the next decade, we plan to continue adding clean energy projects and investing in new technologies to move our state closer to a carbon-neutral future.”

DTE is issuing a request for proposals (RFPs) for new wind and solar projects, both with and without energy storage. The projects must be ready to achieve commercial operation in 2023, located in Michigan and interconnected to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator or distribution level transmission.

Interested bidders should register their company information on the PowerAdvocate website and, once registered, can attend a pre-RFP conference being held on February 15, 2022. Bids are due April 29, 2022, and the company anticipates executing contracts this summer.

MIGreenPower enrollment has doubled for each of the past three years and is supporting new clean energy projects DTE is bringing online. MIGreenPower customers have already enrolled 1.8 million MWh of clean energy in the program.

In 2021, DTE increased its clean energy generation by 40%, adding three new wind parks and one new solar park to source clean energy commitments from MIGreenPower customers. Additionally, the company received Michigan Public Service Commission approval to add new utility-scale and smaller community solar projects, including a 20-MW project in Ann Arbor.

DTE’s current portfolio of renewable energy projects generates enough clean energy to power nearly 700,000 homes.

News item from DTE Energy

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