DTE reaffirms commitment to meet Michigan 2015 RPS

DTE Energy is requesting proposals to supply 100MW of renewable energy from Michigan-based projects that will be in commercial operation by 31 December 2013, Scott L. Simons, a utility spokesman, tells Recharge.

The submission deadline is 7 June this year.

Simons says the request is part of the utility’s plan to meet Michigan’s 10% renewable portfolio standard by 2015 by adding almost 1GW of generation capacity, enough to power about 400,000 homes.

To do this, DTE will invest nearly $2bn in renewable energy projects that it will own and an additional $2bn to purchase energy under long-term contracts from third-party owners of biomass, landfill gas and wind facilities that will be built in Michigan.

Wind is expected to provide the bulk of this required Log in to read complete article.

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