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MIGreenPower Program grows – Brose partners with DTE Energy


Today, Detroit-based diversified energy company DTE Energy and the world’s fourth-largest family-owned automotive supplier Brose announced Brose’s enrollment in DTE’s MIGreenPower voluntary renewable energy program. Accordingly, Brose’s MIGreenPower commitment will be sourced from new clean energy projects currently under development and scheduled to come online in early 2023.

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Indeed, this agreement will enable DTE Energy to leverage Brose’s clean energy purchase of 11,445-megawatt-hours annually. Therefore, the company will avoid 81,110 metric tons of CO2 over the company’s 10-year contract.

As a result, this will lead to an environmental benefit equal to the carbon sequestered by 99,000 acres of U.S. forests in a year.

About Brose

Currently, Brose is a leading manufacturer of mechatronic systems. Moreover, the company has two manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Brose Detroit, USA, the company’s North American headquarters.

Particularly focused on achieving sustainability throughout its supply chain, the company has a multi-tiered approach to eco-efficient product design and production.

In this sense, Wilm Uhlenbecker, president, Brose North America, commented in a statement;Brose has been operating in North America since 1993. Accordingly, in this market and at our locations worldwide, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment.

Also, “to greening all aspects of our operations,” continued Uhlenbecker. Therefore, “joining MIGreenPower is helping our company deliver on its commitment to sustainability.”

Indeed, through this agreement, Brose is joining other 350 Michigan businesses and 31,000 residential customers s MIGreenPower’s users.

About the MIGreenPower Program

Worth noting, all these businesses are looking to reduce their impact on the environment and support the development of Michigan-made clean energy. For instance, other companies enrolled in the program include Ford Motor Company; General Motors, the University of Michigan, Bedrock, and the Detroit Zoo.

Similarly, the State of Michigan also announced last month that it will enroll eligible state buildings in the program.

In this regard, Brian Calka, director, Renewable Solutions for DTE Energy,said; We are excited to welcome Brose to our MIGreenPower program and appreciate their participation.”

In fact, “our program provides our customers with an efficient, flexible, and affordable way to access more clean energy,” added Calka. Also, “to reduce their impact on the environment, and help fight climate change.”

More about the initiative

In fact, DTE’s MIGreenPower program is among the top three voluntary renewable energy programs in the United States.

Since its launch in 2017, the MIGreenPower initiative has helped its subscribers to support 1.8 million megawatt hours of clean energy. Indeed, this capacity has the environmental benefit equal to taking 277,400 passenger cars off the road for a year.

Finally, and worth noting, MIGreenPower is open to all DTE electric customers. In fact, customers can enroll for as little as $1 a month. For more information, please visit

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