Ford Motor Company is announcing the procurement of 500,000 megawatt
hours of locally sourced Michigan wind energy through DTE’s
Ford is the first company to announce their involvement with this new
Dearborn Truck Plant and Michigan Assembly Plant, which produce Ford’s
iconic F-150, Raptor and Ranger trucks, is on target to be powered by
100 percent locally sourced renewable energy by January 2021
DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn Truck Plant, home of the Ford F-150 and
Ford Raptor, Michigan Assembly Plant, home of the new 2019 Ford Ranger,
and several new buildings on the Ford Research and Engineering Campus
and Corktown campus, including Michigan Central Station, will soon be
powered by 100 percent locally sourced renewable energy. This is in
addition to the 500-kilowatt solar photovoltaic panel system already in
place at Michigan Assembly.
This collaboration is part of a commitment by Ford to a substantial
renewable energy procurement through DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program,
supporting the company’s Southeast Michigan portfolio and providing
500,000 megawatt hours of locally sourced Michigan wind energy.
“Ford supports the implementation of renewable energy where the project
can be tied to the customer’s facility, either directly or through the
local distribution utility, and we believe that supports local jobs,
improves the local environment and adds resiliency to the local grid,”
said George Andraos, Ford Global Director of Energy and Technology.
“This project is a great investment for the State of Michigan and will
have direct impact on our state.”
“Ford is proud to be a part of this initiative, as it builds on the
early achievement of our aggressive 30 percent per vehicle carbon
reduction target,” said Andy Hobbs, Director, Environmental Quality
Office. “That early achievement reduced the company’s annual footprint
by 3.4 million metric tons.”
Ford plans to announce a new Global Carbon Reduction Strategy, which
will focus on renewable energy in conjunction with the launch of the
company’s 20th annual Sustainability Report in June.
DTE electric customers can join the company’s efforts to develop more
Michigan-made renewable energy by matching their energy use to local
wind and solar projects. In January, DTE received approval from the
Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to expand its voluntary
renewable offerings to include a tariff designed specifically for large
corporate and industrial customers. Ford is the first company to
announce involvement with this new tariff.
“Expanding MIGreenPower to help our largest corporate customers meet
their sustainability goals is another milestone in our clean energy
transformation,” said Trevor F. Lauer, president and COO, DTE Electric.
“It’s exciting that iconic Ford vehicles like the F-150 will be built in
a plant powered by DTE wind energy, and we appreciate the leadership
role Ford is taking in reducing its carbon footprint and supporting our
state’s clean energy economy.”
DTE plans to build additional renewable energy projects and expand
MIGreenPower to meet increasing customer demand. As the state’s largest
producer of renewable energy, DTE will more than double its renewable
energy generation capacity, investing an additional $2 billion in wind
and solar by 2024. Through its investment in renewable energy and other
clean energy sources, DTE is delivering on its commitment to reduce
carbon emissions by more than 80 percent by 2050. To learn more about
DTE’s clean energy transformation, visit journeyto80.com.
To learn more about Ford’s sustainability performance, data and
reporting, visit sustainability.ford.com.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan.
The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of
Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury
vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company
and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous
vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 199,000
people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and
Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
About DTE Energy
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company
involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses
and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric company
serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas
company serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE portfolio
includes energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects,
renewable natural gas, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and
energy marketing and trading. As an environmental leader, DTE will
reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions by more than 80 percent by
2050 to produce cleaner
energy while keeping it safe, reliable and affordable. DTE is
committed to being a force
for good in the communities where it serves through
volunteerism, education and employment initiatives, philanthropy
and economic progress. Information about DTE is available at dteenergy.com,
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