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2013-04-10 16:22:46

DETROIT, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy was recognized by Professional Woman's Magazine as a 2013 Best of the Best company for its work in promoting and valuing diversity in the workplace. Professional Woman's Magazine polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies in a variety of industries including the energy sector, higher education and healthcare. The magazine evaluated companies' outreach and accessibility to the African-American, Hispanic, Latino, female and veteran...

2012-10-03 10:21:20

DETROIT, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy was named Corporation of the Year for the third year in a row by the Michigan Minority Supplier Diversity Council (MMSDC) for its work in creating opportunities for minority-owned businesses. DTE Energy was recognized by the MMSDC for its efforts to include certified minority suppliers in its procurement program, assisting in the development of minority suppliers, and for promoting supplier diversity within the company, as well as with its...

2012-05-24 10:21:52

DETROIT, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy said today that it spent $239 million with Michigan based suppliers through April 2012 as part of its commitment to the Pure Michigan procurement initiative; this is 24 percent higher than its 2012 year-to-date target and 35 percent higher than the same period in 2011. This follows DTE Energy's 2011 Michigan-based expenditures of nearly $600 million, which exceeded the company's year-end pledged target by over 13 percent. "DTE Energy's...

2012-05-03 06:21:23

DETROIT, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) that is part of the company's plan to continue to add Michigan-based renewable power to its energy portfolio over the next two years. DTE Energy is seeking approximately 100 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy from Michigan-based wind projects that will be operating by the end of 2013. This solicitation is part of DTE Energy's plan to meet Michigan's renewable energy goals. To meet the state's...

2012-05-01 10:23:08

DETROIT, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy awarded contracts totaling $35 million in new business to Michigan companies, as part of its Pure Michigan Business Connect Initiative commitment. The Pure Michigan Business Connect Initiative, announced last summer by Gov. Rick Snyder, is a multi-billion dollar public-private program designed to prepare and develop Michigan suppliers to provide services to companies in the state. Over the last three months, DTE Energy's supply chain...

2012-04-30 06:21:29

BAD AXE, Mich., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy will host an open house for potential suppliers to learn about business opportunities with the company's expanding wind portfolio. The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Franklin Inn, 1070 E. Huron Ave., in Bad Axe. Attendees will be able to network with the leading wind construction contractors, learn about the wind industry's supply needs, connect with other businesses and organizations that share an...

2012-01-19 09:02:00

DETROIT, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy is seeking bids from qualified contractors to implement a comprehensive energy efficiency School Education Program for 4th and 6th grade students and their teachers, offered by its Michigan electric and gas utilities, Detroit Edison and MichCon. The successful bidder will be able to develop and provide educational programming on energy fundamentals, energy conservation and efficiency, and the environmental and economic implications...

2011-12-12 13:11:00

DETROIT, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy awarded contracts totaling more than $115 million in new business to Michigan companies, as part of its Pure Michigan Business Connect Initiative commitment. In the last six months, DTE Energy's supply chain management team has closed deals with three metropolitan Detroit renewable energy companies to provide wind and solar services. NOVA Consultants, Inc. of Novi was awarded a solar engineering contract McNaughton McKay Electric of...

2011-11-17 09:00:00

DETROIT, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its leadership in promoting renewable energy through the company's GreenCurrents renewable energy program. DTE Energy was presented with the Green Power Leadership Award as "Utility Green Power Program of the Year" at the 2011 Renewable Energy Markets conference in San Francisco. The award was presented for the ways DTE Energy has created awareness of the GreenCurrents program. DOE...

2011-07-20 09:30:00

NEWPORT, Mich., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant today notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it intends to apply for renewal of Fermi 2's operating license. The current license expires in 2025; the renewal would permit the plant to operate an additional 20 years. "Fermi 2 has produced safe, clean, reliable power for the past 23 years, and we want to continue serving the needs of southeast Michigan with our energy," Joe Plona, Fermi 2 site vice...