DTE Energy to Retire Eight Coal-Fired Units by 2023

St. Clair coal-fired power plant in Michigan

DTE Energy will retire eight coal-fired generating units at three sites in Michigan within the next seven years.

The River Rouge facility, the St. Clair facility in East China Township, and the Trenton facility are all scheduled to close between 2020 and 2023. The three plants generated 25 percent of the electricity produced in 2015. By 2023, the company will have retired 11 of its 17 coal-fired units after it shut down three generating units earlier this year.

The retirements are part of a transformation in the way DTE will produce electricity in the state.

“The way DTE generates electricity will change as much in the next 10 years as any other period in our history,” said DTE Energy Chairman and CEO Gerry Anderson. “We will replace 11 aging coal-fired generating units at three facilities built in the 1950s and 1960s with a mix of newer, more modern and cleaner sources of energy generation such as wind, natural gas and solar.”

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