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Green Campus Revitalization

Drew Robb, Facility Executive Summary F ord Motor Company’s campus in Dearborn, MI stands as an enduring symbol of the American automotive industry. Its Ford Research and Engineering Campus (REC) was originally dedicated by President Eisenhower in 1953. That was followed by iconic Ford...

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MPSC approves DTE Electric rate increase, tree trimming, EV pilot, Ford plant

Crain's Detroit Business Summary Michigan utility regulators have approved a rate increase for DTE Energy Co.'s electric customers — amounting to about $6 more a month for residents — but less than what the utility sought. The Michigan Public Service Commission on Thursday approved the...

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Climate action relied on natural gas. Then CO2 spiked

Benjamin Storrow, E&E News Summary Natural gas power plants are emitting high levels of greenhouse gases. The Eagle Valley plant in Indiana is pictured. (Photo: Indianapolis Power & Light) America has followed a simple formula for reducing carbon emissions this century: Retire...

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Renewal Through Transformation: District Energy via DBOOM at Ford

Summary The presentation will review a new District Energy System being developed for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI in its entirety, providing both a technical engineering and delivery model (DBOOM) discussion from the project engineer (MEP Associates) and the DBOOM developer (DTE Energy...


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DTE gets permit for new power plant at Ford research complex in Dearborn

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...

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DTE Energy to Power Ford Motor Company Research and Engineering Center with Advanced Technologies / Achieving 50 Percent Energy Efficiency

Press Release, PR Newswire DEARBORN, Mich. , Oct. 24, 2017 -- Created exclusively by DTE Energy, an "ultra-low" emission energy infrastructure of the future will soon power Ford Motor Company's Research and Engineering Center (REC) located on its Dearborn campus. DTE will...

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CHP Fuel switching and re-contracting at a multi-tenant chemical campus

Summary DTE Energy Services operates a multi-tenant chemical campus CHP that underwent a fuel switch from coal to natural gas, an evaluation of up-sizing and right-sizing the CHP assets, and re-contracting of services from one to four customers. This presentation will focus on the technical...


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Lessons Learned Managing a Critical Steam Load with a new CHP Plant

Summary The DTE Marietta Cogeneration facility began commercial operations in 2015 and supplies critical steam to on-site industrial clients. The facility was designed with system redundancies including HRSG fresh-air firing, back-up boilers, etc. After startup, system controls were adjusted...