DTE Energy announced plans to retire eight coal-fired units at three Michigan locations, which combined to generate a quarter of the utility’s power last year.

  • The company is shuttering its River Rouge, St. Clair and Trenton facilities, with the closures slated to take place in the next seven years.
  • The new retirements, along with three others previously announced, will be replaced by wind, solar and natural gas. Closing the plants is a part of DTE’s “fundamental transformation” in how the it generates power, according to the company.

DTE Energy is the latest utility to announce more unit closures, and by 2023, DTE Energy will retire 11 of its 17 coal units, part of a long-term transition away from the fuel and towards an embrace of cleaner and more flexible resources. Read more…