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2012-09-26 06:20:52

MONROE, Mich., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy's Monroe Power Plant has earned a Neighborhood Environmental Partners (NEP) Award from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The awards were presented Sept. 19 in Lansing. The NEP award is one of the state's highest environmental honors and it recognizes facilities for leadership on local projects that benefit their communities and the environment. Only facilities that have earned Clean Corporate Citizen designation...

2012-05-30 10:21:26

MONROE, Mich., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Demolition work resumed last week on one of the two original 800-foot exhaust stacks at DTE Energy's Monroe Power Plant. The original stacks date to the early 1970s and are being replaced by new 580-foot stacks built to support the operation of new flue gas desulfurization systems, emissions control systems also known as scrubbers or FGDs. These systems significantly reduce sulfur dioxide, mercury and other emissions. The new stacks are necessary...

2011-08-19 10:30:00

MONROE, Mich., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy's Monroe Power Plant received the CET Bronze Award today for an outstanding safety and health record from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). "We are honored to present this award to DTE's Monroe Power Plant for providing their workers with a safe and healthy work environment," said Steve Arwood, LARA...

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...

2011-04-27 09:00:00

MONROE, Mich., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy's Monroe Power Plant recently received the National Safety Council's Occupational Excellence Achievement Award for 2010. In earning the award, the plant achieved a lost-time injury and illness rate that was less than 50 percent of the national rate for similar facilities. "This award really belongs to each and every Monroe Power Plant employee," said Frank Warren, plant director. "I applaud the men and women who work here day and...

2010-12-05 13:42:00

NEWPORT, Mich., Dec. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant returned to service today when operators synchronized the plant to the Detroit Edison electrical system, following a safe, successful refueling and maintenance outage that began Oct. 24. Currently operating at about 25 percent power, the plant will gradually increase to full power over the next several days. "The Fermi 2 team completed an enormous amount of work during the outage, while always keeping safety as...

2010-05-06 10:29:00

DETROIT, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The landmark Michigan energy legislation approved in 2008 has provided DTE Energy with some economic certainty that has allowed the company to invest in projects that provide a cleaner environment while providing attractive jobs in the state, the company's CEO told shareholders at their annual meeting today. Anthony F. Earley Jr. cited the massive emission-control project at Detroit Edison's Monroe Power Plant as an example of the company's...

2009-12-08 09:57:00

MONROE, Mich., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy announced today that it will begin a major environmental construction project in the first quarter of 2010 at its Monroe Power Plant. The $600 million project will create 900 jobs and be one of the largest construction projects in Michigan over the next few years. DTE Energy will be installing two additional flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems at the coal-fired Monroe Power Plant to further reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions. FGDs,...