DTE Energy retires two coal plants as part of its vision to generate carbon-free power for the grid of the future
December 08, 2022
DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE), Michigan’s largest producer of clean energy, today announced the retirement of two coal-fired power plants, bringing Southeast Michigan closer to a carbon-free future with more affordable and reliable energy. DTE is also retraining displaced workers for jobs elsewhere in the company.
The retirement of the Trenton Channel and St. Clair coal power plants marks a significant milestone on DTE’s transformational plans to reach net zero, with nearly one-third of all electricity generated by the electric company now coming from carbon-free resources, such as wind, solar and nuclear energy. This past summer, DTE began the long-planned retirement of both plants, placing the St. Clair Power facility on standby-only status to meet periods of high customer demand or extreme temperatures. With the year drawing to a close, DTE has officially retired both plants, and employees at both locations were offered opportunities to continue to work for the enterprise.