Andrea Blum, Press & Guide
Dr. Amy Schulz, professor of public health at The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, displays a map of the pollution in Dearborn during a March 20 community meeting about DTE Energy’s plan to build a new power plant on Ford Motor Co.’s Research and Engineering Center. Micah Walker — For The Press & Guide
DTE Energy’s plan to build a new power plant on Ford Motor Co.’s Research and Engineering Center is moving forward.
The project’s permit recently was approved by the Air Quality Division of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and work on the combined heat and power plant is expected to be completed by December 2019.
The approval includes the installation and operation of two natural gas-fired turbines and an emergency generator on the property at 1641 Caroll Shelby Way East.
The proposed equipment will supply steam to Ford and electricity to the grid. The plant is part of a $1 billion infrastructure investment by Ford to transform the REC into a green, high-tech campus.