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2014-05-02 12:22:58

NEWPORT, Mich., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) this week filed an application with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to renew the license for its Fermi 2 nuclear power plant. U.S. nuclear power plants were originally licensed for 40 years of operation. For Fermi 2, the original license ends in 2025. A successful license renewal process will provide the residents and businesses of southeast Michigan a source of clean and safe energy for an additional 20 years...

2014-04-14 16:22:01

Media Advisory from DTE Energy MONROE COUNTY, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are two exercises scheduled Tuesday at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant with the potential to attract public attention. The first is a regularly scheduled emergency preparedness drill, which includes cooperative activity not only at the plant, but also at Monroe County and state emergency facilities. In addition, there will be drill activities at Monroe County Community College. These drills...

2014-03-20 16:27:44

MONROE, Mich., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant declared an Alert at about 2 p.m. today when a small fire was detected on insulation for an emergency diesel generator. The diesel generator was being operated for testing when this occurred. The fire was extinguished with a hand-held fire extinguisher within minutes. An Alert is the second of four event classifications designed to efficiently align plant resources. The Alert was terminated...

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...

2011-07-01 13:45:00

MONROE, Mich., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, four bald eagle chicks living at two DTE Energy sites have new names. And the names are quite appropriate as the celebration of Independence Day draws near: Spirit, Freedom, Honor and Grace. DTE Energy received more than 600 votes on its Facebook page (facebook.com/dteenergy), with the top four names capturing 32 percent of the total vote. The four bald eagle chicks hatched at the Monroe Power Plant...

2011-06-28 14:08:00

NEWPORT, Mich., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- You've made suggestions. Now it's time to vote. DTE Energy's quest to find names for four bald eagle chicks that hatched this spring at two of its sites prompted hundreds of suggestions from the company's friends on Facebook. DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) has whittled the suggestions down to 20 (five groups of four names) and is now seeking your help to decide the top names. Visit Facebook.com/dteenergy to find a poll where you can vote for your four...

2011-06-21 09:00:00

MONROE, Mich., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy's (NYSE: DTE) Monroe Power Plant and Fermi 2 Nuclear Plant have four new residents: bald eagle chicks. And the company needs your help to name these iconic American symbols just in time for the Fourth of July. Starting today, you can visit DTE Energy's Facebook page -- Facebook.com/dteenergy -- to suggest names for the eaglets. There are two male eaglets at the Monroe Power Plant, and two eaglets at Fermi 2 that are too young to...

2011-04-15 09:08:00

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy Executive Chairman Anthony F. Earley Jr. told Congress today that unless recently proposed federal emissions regulations are modified they could lead to higher utility rates, the premature retirement of electric generating plants, and could stall the country's fragile economic recovery. He advocated a more common-sense approach to environmental regulation. "I think we can all agree that we must continue our tremendous progress in...


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