With New Renewables Plan, DTE Energy Appoints Projects VP


DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company, has named a new leader for its major enterprise projects (MEP), which includes planned renewable energy facilities.

Joi Harris, formerly vice president of gas operations for DTE, has assumed the role of MEP vice president, effective April 3.

Harris, a 30-year veteran of DTE, will be responsible for leading the project management, planning and execution of the company’s largest initiatives, including the construction of DTE’s new renewable energy projects.

In a submission to the Michigan Public Service Commission, DTE Energy recently proposed its 2018 Renewable Energy Plan, which would add approximately 1 GW of carbon-free electricity. The plan includes bringing online the Pine River wind park later this year and the Polaris wind park in 2019 for a total of 330 MW; adding 300 MW of new wind capacity in 2020 to supply a new voluntary renewable energy program; and building two additional wind projects that will provide a combined 375 MW and begin operations in 2021 and 2022.

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