DTE Energy Green Currents

GreenCurrentsSM is is Michigan's voluntary renewable energy program. By enrolling, you are supporting the generation of electricity from Michigan-based, renewable energy sources. 84 percent of the renewable energy we provide comes from biomass sources like cow power (biogas) and landfill gas and 16 percent comes from wind turbines.

What is Renewable Energy?

Renewable energy comes from resources that are inexhaustible or continually replenished. Our renewable energy comes from:

  • Wind - wind turbines connected to a generator capture wind and generate electricity
  • Biomass - wood and wood waste are the largest sources of biomass energy, followed by municipal solid waste and alcohol fuels

Everyone benefits

Your participation results in many benefits for you and future generations. Benefits like …

  • Reducing Air Pollution
    By participating in GreenCurrents, you're supporting electricity generation from clean sources such as wind and biomass energy
  • Preserving the Environment
    The benefits related to renewable energy can directly be linked to a healthier and cleaner environment. But also, because we have limited sources of fossil fuels - natural gas, coal, oil and diesel fuels - we need to look for alternatives in energy generation
  • Fueling the Michigan Economy
    The development of new wind farms and biomass plants help create jobs in Michigan. The increased demand for renewable energy can boost energy independence for the state.

Choose the option that works best for you

100 Percent Match

This option enables you to match 100 percent of your monthly electric consumption for 2 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). The monthly cost is based on the amount of kilowatt-hours used each month, and is in addition to your normal monthly electric charges.

Kilowatt-Hour Block Enrollment

This option enables you to choose a participation level that is right for you and your budget.

Your business may purchase renewable energy in single block increments, which represent 1, 000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy per block. The cost per block is $20.00 per month. There is no limit on the amount of individual blocks purchased. The monthly cost is in addition to your business' normal monthly electric charges.

GreenCurrents is a Green-e Energy certified renewable energy program

Note: All customers are required to pay the full applicable renewable energy surcharge necessary to facilitate compliance with Michigan's recently enacted energy portfolio standard. Your GreenCurrents charge is in addition to the renewable energy portfolio charge.

Reduce your carbon footprint with GreenCurrents!

Join the thousand of others who have already made the choice to support the development of clean, renewable energy generation for Michigan!

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