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Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Edison today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to purchase one or more large solar photovoltaic installation as part of its utility-owned
The utility is seeking photovoltaic installations that can range in size from 500 kilowatts to 2 megawatts.
Detroit Edison already owns and operates a number of large solar installations, including projects at
Monroe County Community College, General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant, Ford Motor Co.'s Wayne Assembly Plant and Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Detroit parking garage. The company also has several projects on DTE Energy property.
DTE Energy's company-owned
SolarCurrents pilot program calls for generating 15 megawatts of photovoltaic electricity throughout
Southeast Michigan by 2015 as part of the company's plan to meet
Michigan's renewable energy goals.
The RFP will be conducted in two steps. The first will identify potential sites and the second will seek design and pricing information for the most desirable sites. Solar installations proposed in response to the RFP must be in Detroit Edison's service area, and that current owners of property be full-service bundled electric customers. Preference will be given for projects in
Those interested can request access to the RFP at the PowerAdvocate bid platform,
www.PowerAdvocate.com. It is Event #33063. Bids will be received until
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 Detroit Edison, an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in
Southeastern Michigan, MichCon, a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in
Michigan and other non-utility, energy businesses focused on gas storage and pipelines, unconventional gas production, power and industrial projects, and energy trading. Information about DTE Energy is available at
dteenergy.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com/dteenergy.
SOURCE DTE Energy