Emissions, New Projects, Renewables, Solar, Wind

DTE Energy seeking up to 775 MW in solar and wind RFPs

Michigan-based utility DTE Energy is seeking requests for proposals (RFP) for up to 775 MW of solar and wind projects reaching commercial operation over the next few years.

The RFP announced by DTE seeks solar projects ranging from 25 to 200 MW and wind from 100 to 200 MW. The company will consider projects reaching commercial operation between 2021 and 2023.

DTE will use the added wind and solar resources to achieve compliance with Michigan’s state Renewable Portfolio Standard and deliver on a previously announced commitment to reduce its carbon emissions at least 80 percent by 2040.

Interested bidders must register their company information on the poweradvocate.com website. Once registered. DTE will invite registered bidders to participate by granting access to the full RFP via PowerAdvocate.   

Detroit-based DTE produces 1,200 MW from 14 wind farms and 31 solar parks in its portfolio. Since 2009, DTE has invested $2.8 billion in renewable energy.

Over the next five years, the company will invest an additional $2 billion in renewable energy assets and more than double its renewable energy, generating enough clean energy to power more than 800,000 homes, according to the DTE release.   

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