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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...

2012-05-05 06:20:13

NEWPORT, Mich., May 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant returned to service today when operators synchronized the plant to DTE Energy's electrical system, following a safe, successful refueling and maintenance outage that began March 26. 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 the top...

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...

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...

2010-10-11 15:37:00

CHINA TOWNSHIP, Mich., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy officials along with state and local lawmakers and other officials, joined the employees of Detroit Edison's Belle River Power Plant today to celebrate the facility's 25th anniversary. The plant began full commercial operation on Oct. 11, 1985, producing as much as 1,350 megawatts of electricity from its two generating units. Over the following 25 years, the coal-fired power plant has produced more than 215,000 gigawatt hours of...

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,...

2009-02-03 12:00:00

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,...

2008-05-21 15:00:18

DETROIT, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees, company officials and guests today celebrated the Conners Creek Power Plant's successful completion of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14001 certification process. The Conners Creek Power Plant, located at 100 Lycaste St., is the 14th DTE Energy facility to receive the environmental management certification. With the certification of Conners Creek, 100 percent of Detroit Edison's electric generation fleet is compliant...

2006-11-29 09:00:47

ATLANTA, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that the company is proposing to replace a coal-fueled plant in metro Atlanta with a more efficient natural gas-fueled generating unit. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO) Replacing coal-fueled Plant Jack McDonough, located in Smyrna, with a natural gas-fueled "combined cycle" generating unit is expected to be more cost effective than retrofitting the plant with expensive environmental controls....