September 2017, Vol. 244, No. 9


DTE Looks to Future, $1 Billion Natural Gas Power Plant

DTE is seeking permission to build a natural gas-fired power plant northeast of Detroit in a move toward closing coal-fired plants, the company said recently. The plan calls for construction of the $1 billion plant to begin in 2019 in St. Clair County, where DTE has operated coal-fired power plants for decades. One of those plants is already scheduled to cease operations by 2023. “A fundamental transformation in the way we produce power in Michigan has already begun,” Trevor F. Lauer, DTE Electric president and COO said, calling   the natural-gas fired facility “the best solution for our customers due to many factors, including the environment, reliability and affordability.” The Michigan

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