Detroit, Michigan [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] DTE Energy has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to purchase Michigan-based renewable energy for the company’s proposed GreenCurrents renewable energy program, which was filed last year with the Michigan Public Service Commission.It will give 2.2 million electric customers the option of choosing renewable energy for all or part of their electricity needs. Pending approval, it is hoped the program will available by spring. “The RFP we issued requires that providers be located in Michigan, and that their renewable energy facilities be newly constructed,” Trevor F. Lauer, vice president of marketing for DTE Energy said. “We want the resources for the GreenCurrents program to be homegrown — and we’re interested in signing long-term agreements with developers who share that vision.” Under DTE Energy’s GreenCurrents proposal, Detroit Edison customers will be able to purchase 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable energy — which represents about 15 – 20 percent of a typical home’s monthly electric usage — for an additional $2.50 a month. Customers could also choose to have 100 percent of their electricity provided by renewable resources for an additional cost of two cents per kWh — or about $10 to $15 per month for a typical household. Responses to the RFP are due to DTE Energy by March 16, 2007. A pre-bid conference, including a question and answer session, will be held at DTE Energy’s downtown Detroit headquarters complex on Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.