Michigan’s DTE Energy seeks new solar and wind resources

Image: Turbines at DTE's Pinnebog Wind Park. Credit: DTE Energy
Turbines at DTE's Pinnebog Wind Park.

DTE Energy announced this week that it is issuing Requests for Proposals (RFP) for additional solar and wind projects in Michigan. DTE will use these resources to help achieve compliance with Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, source its voluntary renewable energy programs and deliver on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80% by 2040. 

Through the RFP, the company is seeking solar projects ranging from 25 – 200 MW and wind projects ranging from 100 – 200 MW. The company will consider projects reaching commercial operation between 2021 – 2023, during which time DTE has proposed adding up to 775 MW of renewable energy assets to its portfolio.  

Interested bidders must register their company information on the PowerAdvocate website. Once registered, bidders should enter Event #96722 to view the solar RFP and Event #96689 for the wind RFP. DTE will invite registered bidders to participate by granting access to the full RFP via PowerAdvocate.   

DTE is Michigan’s largest producer of renewable energy, with 1,200 MW from the 14 wind farms and 31 solar parks in its portfolio. Since 2009, DTE has driven investment of $2.8 billion in renewable energy. Over the next five years, the company will invest an additional $2 billion in renewable energy assets and more than double its renewable energy, generating enough clean energy to power more than 800,000 homes.   

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