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Fermi 2 Power Plant Sets One-Year Generation Record

February 3, 2009

NEWPORT, Mich., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Detroit Edison’s Fermi 2 Power
Plant produced 10 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity in 2008, setting
a plant record. The plant’s previous best year for generations was 1999, when
it produced 9.9 million MWh.

Jack M. Davis, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer, said the
record run reflects the skill and commitment of the men and women who operate
and maintain the plant. “To achieve this milestone requires a full team
effort, and a sharp focus by each individual member of the team day in and day
out,” he said. “This record run demonstrates the plant’s ability as an
efficient, economical and reliable producer of power.”

The Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant is a 1,100-megawatt boiling water reactor
owned and operated by Detroit Edison, an electric utility serving more than
2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan.

Fermi 2 began commercial operation in 1988. Since that time, the plant
has produced more than 134 billion kilowatt hours of electricity for Detroit
Edison customers. The plant employs about 850 workers and produces about 15
percent of the power generated by Detroit Edison power plants.

Detroit Edison is an investor-owned electric utility serving 2.2 million
customers in Southeastern Michigan and a subsidiary of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE),
a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and
management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Information
about DTE Energy is available at www.dteenergy.com.

SOURCE Detroit Edison


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