October 24, 2008

DTE Energy Offers Free Energy Efficiency Seminars for Small Businesses

DETROIT, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy will be conducting three free energy efficiency seminars in the Detroit area in November to help small businesses learn how to save money on their utility bills.

"Energy prices have risen since last year, and that's going to translate into higher utility bills this winter," said Larry Kaufman, energy efficiency specialist for DTE Energy. "These seminars will provide simple, practical information that will help small businesses learn how to conserve energy, and better manage their utility bills."

The seminars will discuss strategies and priorities for improving energy efficiency, and recommended improvements to insulation, windows, doors, foundations, entries and exits. The seminars also will review lighting options, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and renewable energy in the workplace. At each seminar, a drawing will be held for a free energy audit valued at $1,000.

   Here are the dates and locations of the free energy efficiency seminars:    Wednesday, Nov. 5   Oakland University - Oakland Center   2200 N. Squirrel Rd.   Rochester    Tuesday, Nov. 11   The Fairlane Club   5000 Fairlane Woods Dr.   Dearborn    Wednesday, Nov. 12   The Engineering Society of Detroit   20700 Civic Center Dr., Suite 450   Southfield   

The seminars will begin at 8 a.m. and last approximately three hours. A free continental breakfast will be served before each seminar starting at 7:30 a.m.

For more information on the free energy efficiency seminars - or to register for one of the events - go to my.dteenergy.com/seminars. Seating is limited and advanced registration is encouraged.

For further information, members of the media may call:

DTE Energy

CONTACT: Len Singer, +1-313-235-8809; Lorie N. Kessler, +1-313-235-8807,both of DTE Energy

Web site: http://my.dteenergy.com/seminarshttp://www.dteenergy.com/