DTE Energy took over the operation of three new wind parks, two of which are now the largest in Michigan.
Located in Isabella County, the Isabella I and Isabella II wind parks have a total of 136 turbines with a capacity of 383 MW. The third park, Fairbanks Wind, is located in the Upper Peninsula’s Delta County and has 21 turbines with a capacity of 72 MW. With the addition of the new wind parks, DTE will generate approximately 1,760 MW from clean energy sources.
The Isabella wind projects were developed and constructed by Apex Clean Energy, and Fairbanks Wind by Heritage Sustainable Energy.
These three new projects are part of DTE’s MIGreenPower voluntary renewable energy program and will source clean energy purchases from some of Michigan’s largest companies, including Ford Motor Company, General Motors and the University of Michigan.
Customers who enroll in MIGreenPower can attribute more of their energy use to DTE’s wind and solar projects, reducing their carbon footprint and supporting renewable energy development in Michigan.
“As the state’s leading producer of renewable energy, DTE is committed to increasing its generation from clean energy sources, including wind and solar,” said Trevor Lauer, president of DTE’s electric company. “Bringing these new wind parks online helps us deliver on our commitment to reduce carbon emissions with the goal of achieving net zero by 2050. Our short- and long-term plans include continued investment in clean energy projects, including some of the largest solar projects in Michigan. Our goal is to get as clean as we can, as fast as we can.”
DTE plans to add six more clean energy projects by the end of 2022, bringing the company’s renewable energy generation capacity to approximately 2,700 MW.
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