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MIGreenPower’s subscription fee is an average of the cost of ownership for the wind facilities and the solar facilities plus a small marketing and administrative charge. The cost of ownership includes the initial cost to build the projects and all ongoing operations and maintenance costs associated with the projects over the life of the facility.

The credits are based on the costs to the utility to purchase traditional energy and capacity for all customers, with the understanding that MIGP subscribers do not incur these costs for the portion of their energy that is matched through the MIGreenPower program.

Subscription Fee % of energy Cost of Asset Cost to Customer
Solar (Lapeer, MI and Detroit, MI) 50% $0.09/kWh1 $0.045/kWh
Wind (Huron County, MI) 50% $0.05/kWh1 $0.025/kWh
Marketing and Administrative     $0.002/kWh
Total Subscription Fee     $0.072/kWh
Subscription Credit (in 2020)2     $0.040/kWh
Net Cost to Customers     $0.032/kWh
1 The costs of these projects are averaged because the MIGreenPower resource mix is 50% wind and 50% solar.
2 The subscription credit is updated annually.

For more information about the MIGreenPower program, please contact:
Julie Londo, MIGreenPower program Manager, DTE Energy at Julie.Londo@dteenergy.com or 313.235.3743.

What will I see on my bill?

When you are enrolled in the MIGreenPower program, you will see two additional line items on your monthly DTE Energy bill.

The first will reflect the subscription cost of the program, which is 7.2 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). This cost will remain constant over the life of the program. The second will reflect the subscription credit you receive for your participation in the program, which is based on the value of capacity and energy produced in proportion to your subscription level. The credit is 4 cents per kWh in 2020 and will be updated annually as the value of energy and capacity changes.

The net of these two items will be 3.2 cents per kWh in 2020.

Will this program save me money?

MIGreenPower is a premium-priced program that will add a small amount to your monthly bill.

Where is my money going?

Your subscription supports the development, construction and ongoing maintenance/operation of the Pinnebog Wind Park, the Lapeer Solar Park and the Detroit Solar Park.

Can I cancel if I change my mind?

Yes, you may cancel your participation in MIGreenPower at any time by signing in to your online account or by calling 855.613.4445.

How do I cancel my participation?

To leave MIGreenPower, please call 855.613.4445 or sign in to your online account.

Can I change my participation level?

Yes, you may change your participation level once per billing cycle by signing in to your online account or by calling 855.613.4445.

What if I am planning to move?

If you move within DTE Energy’s electric service territory, your participation will travel with you. If you move out of our electric service territory, you will be removed from the program automatically.

I am a renter. Can I still participate?

Yes, MIGreenPower is open to all full-service DTE Energy electric customers, regardless of whether you own or rent your home or at a business location.

Is DTE Energy putting solar panels on my roof or wind turbines on my property?

No, participation in the MIGreenPower program does not result in any changes to your home or business. The Michigan clean energy projects generating electricity for this program are located in Lapeer, Detroit and Huron County.

Is my home or business being directly connected to renewable energy facilities?

No, there is no reasonable way for DTE Energy to connect all participants’ homes and businesses directly to the program’s clean energy projects. The wind and solar energy produced goes directly onto the power grid.

Will my electricity supply depend on the wind blowing or the sun shining?

No, DTE Energy will continue to deliver reliable power to you regardless of how much electricity the MIGreenPower projects generate.

How long will the program last?

MIGreenPower will be available for enrollment through 2020 or until available generation is allocated. Enrollees can remain in the program through March 31, 2042.

What is renewable energy?

Renewable or clean energy — sometimes called green power — is electricity produced from sources that replenish themselves naturally, never run out and are cleaner for the environment. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Wind
  • Sunlight (solar)
  • Landfill and agricultural waste (biomass and biogas)
  • Heat of the earth (geothermal)
  • Water (some low-impact hydroelectric facilities)
What is Green-e Energy Certification?

Green-e Energy is a program of the Center for Resource Solutions, a national nonprofit organization working to build policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions and energy efficiency.

For over a decade, Green-e Energy has been certifying renewable energy that meets the environmental and consumer protection standards identified in the Green-e National Standard. The Green-e National Standard was developed in conjunction with leading environmental, energy and policy organizations such as the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

For business customers, participation in MIGreenPower at any level is Green-e Energy certified. For residential customers, participation at or above the 25 percent level is required for Green-e certification. Both meet the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions.
 These certifications mean that: 

  • DTE Energy delivers renewable energy in the exact quantity to meet participating customer demand;
  • The renewable energy facilities included in this program meet Green-e standards;
  • The customer education and marketing materials provided by this program are accurate and disclose relevant program details, terms and conditions.

Learn more about Green-e certification.

Do I receive any renewable energy from DTE Energy even if I don’t participate in MIGreenPower?

Yes, DTE Electric customers currently have 12.5 percent of their energy use sourced from renewable energy. DTE Energy is Michigan’s leading producer of renewable energy. The 13 wind parks and 31 solar arrays in our portfolio generate enough clean energy to power more than 450,000 homes.

How is MIGreenPower different from the GreenCurrents℠ program?

GreenCurrentsSM is a DTE Energy program that allows customers to purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) from wind and biomass facilities. RECs represent the environmental benefits of renewable energy production and can be traded and purchased.

Participation in MIGreenPower means you are directly supporting the development of new renewable energy projects in Michigan. Your monthly purchase is helping put more clean energy onto the power grid and reducing the carbon footprint associated with your electricity use.

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Choose a cleaner source of energy by enrolling in DTE Energy's MIGreenPower program. This simple, affordable, renewable energy program allows you to support DTE Energy's newest wind and solar projects without making exterior alterations to your home or business. Enroll today to reduce your carbon footprint and protect our environment for future generations.