Conservation

Putting Tremendous Energy
Into Conservation

When it comes to the land, air and water we all share, DTE Energy is leading the way with environmental stewardship to preserve and protect.
Creating a cleaner energy future is a major part of our core mission at DTE Energy. You can see that dedication in our growing use of renewable energy and strategic energy efficiency programs. Another way we prove our commitment to a greener, more vibrant Michigan is through conservation.

Working side-by-side with environmental partners, we help preserve natural resources, maintain our state’s animal and plant populations as well as strengthen vital habitats. We also create environmental policies to make our facilities inviting to wildlife and conduct remediation projects to restore former energy generation sites.

Michigan Clean Corporate Citizenship

Stoney Corners Windmill
Seven DTE Electric power plants and 26 DTE Gas facilities have been designated as Michigan Clean Corporate Citizens. This recognizes each facility’s high level of sound environmental management throughout their operations.

See the Environment section of our Corporate Citizenship Report to learn more about this recognition and other important initiatives at DTE Energy.

Wildlife Habitat Council

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The Wildlife Habitat Council is a nonprofit, non-lobbying organization that helps corporations manage their property for the benefit of wildlife. Thirty DTE Energy facilities have attained certification through their Corporate Wildlife Habitat Certification/International Accreditation Program. DTE Energy also maintains successful Wildlife at WorkSM programs with the help of our Green Team volunteers and our environmental partners.
Certified sites include:
DTE Electric Power Plants
  • Belle River Power Plant
  • Conners Creek Power Plant
  • Fermi 2 Power Plant
  • Greenwood Energy Center
  • Harbor Beach Power Plant
  • Monroe Power Plant
  • River Rouge Power Plant
  • St. Clair Power Plant
  • Trenton Channel Power Plant & Sibley Quarry
DTE Gas Facilities
  • Allen Road Service Center
  • Alpena Service Center
  • Belle River Compressor Station
  • Big Rapids Operations
  • Cadillac Service Center
  • Gaylord T&SO Office
  • Grayling Station
  • Kalkaska Compressor Station
  • Ludington Service Center
  • Michigan Avenue Station
  • Milford Compressor Station
  • Mt. Pleasant Service Center
  • Muskegon Service Center
  • Taggart Compressor Station/Six Lakes Natural Gas Storage Facility
  • Tawas Service Center
  • Traverse City Service Center
  • Washington 10 Compressor Station
  • Wealthy Station
Other Facilities
  • Ashley Mews (Ann Arbor)
  • Downtown Detroit headquarters complex
  • Western Wayne Service Center
Environmental policies for the Belle River, St. Clair, River Rouge, Trenton Channel, Fermi 2 and Monroe power plants ensure each facility plays an important role in the Wildlife Habitat Council’s Huron to Erie Waterways for Wildlife Project. This project generates awareness and cooperative action to protect the region's natural resources.

Over 8,000 acres of DTE Energy property is habitat for more than 60 local and migratory bird species, plus other wildlife. We are actively pursuing wildlife programs and Wildlife Habitat Council certification at many of our other facilities.

Green Team

The DTE Energy Green Team is a company-wide organization of employees, retirees, family members and friends who volunteer their time to work on environmental projects on our properties and in the communities we serve. Some past Green Team Events include:
 

  • Building bluebird nest boxes during an Earth Day celebration at the Belle River Mills Compressor Station
  • Planting a DTE Energy Garden at a company facility to grow food for the hungry
  • Distributing energy-saving light bulbs to celebrate Earth Day
  • Planting trees, cleaning beaches and streams, plus engaging in other activities that benefit wildlife and the community


Annually, the Green Team sponsors a Fish-N-Fun Day with the City of Detroit Recreation Department at the company's Delray Fishing Pier. Every January, the Green Team helps handicapped students recycle old holiday greeting cards into new cards to sell the following holiday season.

Michigan
Habitats
Giving a home to wildlife and plants across Michigan.
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Animal
Wildlife
Helping our native species populations grow.
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DTE
Partners
Teaming up with environmental leaders and volunteers.
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