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The City of Dearborn and DTE Energy have partnered to attribute 100 percent of the electricity use at all City buildings to Michigan-made wind and solar energy by 2026. Under this new agreement, Dearborn will become the largest municipality in the state to enroll in MIGreenPower, DTE’s voluntary renewable energy program.

The City’s enrollment is a 20-year commitment that has the environmental equivalent of avoiding more than 12,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) or the greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 2,700 gasoline-powered passenger cars annually. By enrolling, Dearborn joins nearly 1,500 residents and businesses within city limits who are also using MIGreenPower to reduce their environmental impact. Dearborn’s MIGreenPower participation is not projected to carry additional costs for taxpayers.

Dearborn Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud stated, “Moving toward a green future requires shifting our energy use to sustainable sources. It also requires innovative policy, consensus, and collaboration. I am grateful for the work of our business partners and local leadership in making Dearborn the largest Michigan municipal partner to sign on to DTE’s MIGreenPower program. We seek a cleaner and healthier tomorrow in Dearborn, and we hope this step inspires other communities to do the same.”

Dearborn City Councilmember Mustapha Hammoud spearheaded the City’s enrollment in the renewable energy program to curtail Dearborn’s municipal carbon footprint.

Councilman Hammoud stated, “Our participation in MIGreenPower allows us to partner with DTE in building our energy future. I'm glad this administration and many of my Council colleagues share my dedication to not just provide sustainable power for City operations, but to do so with a forecasted savings to our taxpayers. MIGreenPower gives our residents and businesses a chance to make an impact and partner alongside their government and utility in achieving a greener future.”

MIGreenPower is the largest utility green tariff program in the U.S., with more than 1,400 businesses and 97,000 residential customers enrolled. Program participation is accelerating the development of new wind and solar projects in Michigan, and by 2026, DTE will add more than 1,000 megawatts of new clean energy projects to meet program demand. MIGreenPower is a key component of DTE’ s broader plan for transforming how the company generates energy and achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Brian Calka, Vice President of Renewable Sales & Project Development for DTE, said, “We’re proud to help entities like the City of Dearborn make a real difference in the fight against climate change, in their communities and beyond. As demand for more clean energy solutions grows, MIGreenPower continues to prove itself a turnkey solution to addressing those needs and helping us work toward a more sustainable future for all. Thanks to the growing interest in MIGreenPower among cities, organizations and individuals, we’re able to put even more Michigan-made renewable energy on the grid, and we’re thrilled that our customers are able to be part of the transition to a clean energy future.”

For more information on DTE’s MIGreenPower program, visit MIGreenPower.com.