Pages in category "DTE Energy"
The following 16 pages are in this category, out of 16 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 16 pages are in this category, out of 16 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. DTE Energy – DTE Energy Co. is a Detroit, Michigan-based utility incorporated in 1995 involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. The two companies merged in 2001, the name DTE is taken from the stock symbol for the former Detroit Edison, DTE. As of 2005 DTE Energy has 22 coal-fired generating stations with 7,998 MW of capacity. Here is a list of DTE Energys coal power plants with capacity over 100 MW, In 2006, in 2016, DTE Energy retired three coal-fired generating units among its plants. In June 2016, DTE Energy said that it would close eight additional coal-fired generators at three coal plants in Michigan by the year 2023, the plants are located in River Rouge, St. Clair in East China Township and Trenton. In sum, the power around 900,000 homes. DTE Energy plans to them with renewable energy. The Detroit Free Press wrote that employees at the plants will be able to transfer to other facilities. Many of DTE Energys coal plants were built in the 1950s and 1960s and are nearing retirement age, since 2009, DTE Energy has invested over $1 billion in renewable energy according to their 2015 -2016 Corporate Citizenship Report. As of June 2016, DTE Energy plans to build a solar arrays in Lapeer and it will do so as it retires coal-fired generators at coal plants in Michigan. According to DTE Energy, it is the largest investor in energy in Michigan. It has invested over $2 billion since 2008, in May 2016, the company broke ground on a solar array project in Lapeer, MI touted as the largest utility-owned solar array east of the Mississippi River. When the project is completed, it is expected to generate electricity to power 9,000 homes. DTE Energy also broke ground on a 10 acre solar installation in Detroit on the site of the abandoned OShea Park, DTE Energy turns Clean Energy Prize into start-up opportunities
2. DTE Energy Headquarters – DTE Energy Headquarters is a class-A office complex at I-75 and Grand River on the west side of Downtown Detroit, Michigan. It consists of three buildings, Detroit Edison Plaza, DTE Energy Building, and the Detroit Edison Company Service Building, the Edison Plaza Building is the large, dark brown skyscraper in the complex. It is also referred to as the Walker Cisler Building, the lighted signs at the top of the building display DTE Energy. It was constructed in 1971, and contains 25 floors, reaching a height of 114 m and it is built in the International style of architecture. It is composed of steel, with glass windows. It bears a resemblance to the nearby Executive Plaza Building. In 2007, DTE announced a transformation of the area around its headquarters into landscaped areas with a reflecting pool. The General Office Building is located at 2000 Second Ave. between Elizabeth St. and Beech St and it was constructed in 1921 and stands at nine stories in height. The building, designed in the revival architectural style, is used primarily for offices. It is part of the DTE Energy Headquarters complex of buildings, the Service Building is a lowrise building that stands at 6 floors in height, and was completed in 1938. It stands on Third Ave. between Elizabeth St. and Beech St, a Town Square hall exists on the second floor of the eastern section of the Service Building and is used for company meetings and other events. All three buildings are connected by a walkway at the second floor level. The Service Building is also connected to the MGM Grand Casino Parking structure at the floor level via a covered walkway. DTE shares use of the structure along with casino guests. Walker Lee Cisler List of tallest buildings in Detroit Hill, Eric J. John Gallagher, AIA Detroit, The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Meyer, Katherine Mattingly and Martin C. P. McElroy with Introduction by W. Hawkins Ferry, cS1 maint, Multiple names, authors list Sharoff, Robert. Detroit Edison Synchroscope Magazine, January 1978 edition, DTE Energy Headquarters details on Emporis. com Detroit Edison Company Service Building details at Emporis. com SkyscraperPage. coms Profile on DTE Energy Building
3. Trenton Channel Power Plant – The Trenton Channel Power Plant, also known as the Trenton Stacks, is a coal-burning power station located in Trenton, Michigan. Completed in 1924, it is owned and operated by Detroit Edison, part of the facilitys property is on the mainland surrounding West Jefferson Avenue in southern Wayne County. The main building – the two-smokestack power station – and the yard are located on what is now technically the southern portion of Slocums Island in the Detroit River. The facility shares this island with Elizabeth Park, which is separated from the facility by Grosse Ile Parkway. The Trenton Channel Power Station and the affiliated Sibley Quarry occupy 458 acres of land along the Detroit River, in which 225 acres of property is open fields, woods, ponds. The characteristic striped smokestacks were constructed with an innovative “smokestack within a design to reduce the level of pollutants released. However, to achieve this, the inner smokestacks were lined with asbestos that had to be later removed at great cost. Despite its nature, the power plant works closely with organizations to ensure the area is free of pollutants. Committed to reducing pollution and preserving the environment around Elizabeth Park, in 2002, the facility was designated a corporate wildlife habitat by the Wildlife Habitat Council. For their efforts, the Trenton Channel Power Plant and Sibley Quarry were co-awarded the Wildlife Habitat Councils Corporate Habitat of the Year award in 2004. The Trenton Channel Power Plant has also donated money and worked closely with Elizabeth Park, DTE Energy spreads crushed limestone along the banks of the Detroit River on Slocums Island, because such an item provides a popular nesting habitat for native common terns. Common terns were once plentiful in the region before industrialism drove out all, the banks of the Detroit River near the Trenton Channel Power Plant are one of the only places in the region where common terns regularly nest and breed. Other birds, such as eagles, peregrine falcons. The Trenton Channel Power Plant was first fired up in 1924 and it had 6 turbine generators with 13 coal-fired boilers. There was space for 2 additional boilers, but they were never needed, operating conditions were 725 °F and 420 psi. The sixth and last turbine generator arrived by 1929, each unit produced a rated 50 megawatts of electricity. Five short smoke stacks exhausted gases from the boilers and these were the first Detroit Edison units to use pulverized coal rather than the older style stoker-fired beds of coal. They were also the first power plants in the US to use electrostatic precipitators to capture fly ash from the stacks, electrostatic precipitators were, however, in use in other industries at the time
4. DTE Energy Music Theatre – DTE Energy Music Theatre is a 15, 274-seat amphitheater located in Independence Township, Michigan, approximately 40 miles northwest of Detroit. Built by Nederlander Organization in the early 1970s, it was known as Pine Knob Music Theatre due to its proximity to the nearby Pine Knob ski area. The name was changed before the 2001 concert season when DTE Energy purchased the rights to the amphitheater in a ten-year. Despite this change, many still continue to call the venue Pine Knob, The Knob. Palace Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Detroit Pistons, The Palace of Auburn Hills, the amphitheater held its grand opening on June 25,1972, with a matinee performance by teen idol David Cassidy. Andy Williams performed the first evening concert two nights later, at the time of its opening Pine Knob was the largest amphitheater in the country with a capacity of 12,500. One of the features of the first years of Pine Knob was the dramatic entrance way to the amphitheater. Long cement retaining walls that cut through the hill/lawn were professionally hand-painted with the logos of every band that had played there. The walls were filled in and replaced by stairs and more lawn seating during the early 1980s, the original sound system was novel in its day, a huge theatrical performance system designed for an outdoor theater with a custom console and large-array distributed speaker system. On November 29,1990, Palace Sports and Entertainment purchased Pine Knob, included in the upgrades were video screens in the pavilion. In 1995 video screens were installed in the roof for spectators to see from the lawn. On January 25,2001, Palace Sports and Entertainment announced that the name would be changed to DTE Energy Music Theatre. The deal was worth an average of $1 million per year over a ten-year term, anthony F. Earley Jr. chairman and CEO of DTE Energy and Detroit Edison, said in a statement that The agreement will help finance improvements to the venue to enhance concert goers enjoyment. Before the 2012 season the amphitheater received a new audio system - the Meyer MILO Line Array sound system. The system is suspended above the stage, allowing fans from all sections a better view. The amphitheater was also redesigned with forest green colors, new signage, expanded food options, many of the biggest stars in music have performed at DTE. For more than twenty years beginning in 1989, Eddie Money opened the season each May. Through 2014, Chicago has appeared at the venue 70 times, linda Ronstadt also performed there nearly every summer throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s
5. Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station – The Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station is a nuclear power plant on the shore of Lake Erie near Monroe, in Frenchtown Charter Township, Michigan on approximately 1,000 acres. All units of the plant are operated by the DTE Energy Electric Company and it is approximately halfway between Detroit, Michigan, and Toledo, Ohio. It is also visible from parts of Amherstburg and Colchester, Ontario as well as on the shore of Lake Erie in Ottawa County, two units have been constructed on this site. The first units construction started on August 4,1956 and reached criticality on August 23,1963. It reached criticality in June 21,1985 and was declared commercial on November 18,1988, the plant is connected to two single-circuit 345 kV Transmission Lines and 3120 kV lines. They are operated and maintained by ITC Transmission, Fermi won the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity. On October 5,1966, Fermi 1, a prototype fast breeder reactor, suffered a partial fuel meltdown, after repairs it was shut down by 1972. On August 8,2008, John McCain was taken on a 45-minute tour of the plant, the 69 MWe prototype fast breeder reactor Fermi 1 unit was under construction and development at the site from 1956 to 1963. Initial criticality was achieved on August 23,1963, on October 5,1966 Fermi 1 suffered a partial fuel meltdown. Two of the 92 fuel assemblies were partially damaged, according to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, there was no abnormal radioactivity released to the environment. Fermi 1 was a liquid metal cooled fast breeder reactor design and it was capable of producing 200 megawatts thermal power or 69 MW electrical power with 26% enriched metallic uranium fuel. The enriched uranium section of the reactor was a 30 inch in diameter cylinder by 30 inches high, the core was surrounded by 548 additional assemblies containing depleted uranium. These assemblies were about 2.5 inches square by about 8 feet tall, only the core section contained the enriched uranium while depleted uranium was placed above and below within the assemblies. The core also contained 2 control rods and 8 safety rods, the plant was designed for 430 MWt and 125 MWe using a newer uranium oxide fuel, but the plant was closed before the fuel was ever ordered. The shield plug was a part of the inner reactor vessel. It could be rotated in order to facilitate fuel movements, the shield plug also provided radioactive shielding. During fuel loading, new assemblies were lowered down a tube into an adjacent Transfer Rotor which was integral with the reactor vessel, then an Offset Handling Mechanism lifted the assembly from the Transfer Rotor and placed it into the vessel. Once all of the assemblies were loaded, a Hold Down Mechanism sat atop them so as to prevent them from moving upwards during operation, the Hold Down Mechanism also contained temperature measuring devices to monitor sodium outlet temperatures from the assemblies
6. Marysville Power Plant – The Marysville Power Plant, nicknamed the Mighty Marysville, was a Coal-Fired Power Plant in Marysville, Michigan on the shore of the St. Clair River. The plant was imploded on November 7,2015, after the land was sold to a developer, the power plant was built on land that formerly housed a lumber mill. The mill was erected in 1690 and is claimed to be the first European settlement in present-day St. Clair County, in 1817 legislator, judge, and businessman Zephaniah W. Bunce came to the area. He named it Bunceville and the creek ran through it Bunce Creek. Bunceville, along with small settlements along the St. Clair River would be consolidated into the community of Marysville in the late 1800s. The Bunce household was demolished for construction of the Power Plant, a rock and plaque mark the location of the Bunce homestead on the Detroit Edison property. Work on the plant began in 1914, as demand grew for electrical power north of Metro Detroit, the plant started generating electricity in 1922 with its first original two units. Two more units were added in 1926, during the mid 1940s, the high side was added to the power plant. The high side referred to higher pressure steam which could turn higher capacity 75MW generators, during this period nearly 300 people worked at the Power Plant. The plant also had a max capacity of 300MW when both the low and high sides were operational, between 1988 and 1992 the plant was idled, and returned to service in 1992. For nearly the next ten years, the plant would continue to run with the two high side units with a total of 150MW. In 2001 the plant was idled again, in 2012 the plant was officially decommissioned and the property was placed on the market. DTE Energy placed the property on the market in 2012 and held an auction to sell any remaining equipment of value inside the plant, the property was sold to Commercial Development Corporation 2013. Contractors began demolition shortly after, demolishing the plants turbine hall, on November 7,2015, the remaining boiler house was imploded. Plans for the site include a hotel, condos, and marina, list of power stations in Michigan Global warming
7. St. Clair Power Plant – The Saint Clair Power Plant is a major coal- and oil-fired power plant owned by Detroit Edison, a subsidiary of DTE Energy. It is located in St. Clair County, Michigan, on the west bank of St. Clair River, the plant is across M-29 from the newer Belle River Power Plant in East China, Michigan. The first four units of St. Clair were built in 1953–1954, since then, three more generating units have been added to the plant. The St. Clair Power Plant generates 1982 megawatts in total and it is Detroit Edisons second largest power producer. The power plant has an impact on the local economy. On August 11,2016 a fire out, damaging the plant. A total of seven coal-fired boilers were built at St. Clair. Units 1–4 are 163 MW Babcock & Wilcox boilers tied to GE and these are the four original units at St. Clair. Generating units 1–4 are St. Clairs base load units, usually running at full capacity, the flue gases from those units exit through south stack, which was erected in the late 1970s when new electrostatic precipitators were added to these units. When the plant was first built, there were four relatively short stacks, Unit 5 is St. Clairs only decommissioned unit. Its cyclone boiler produced 300 MW, and was out of service in 1979 due to a mechanical problem with the boiler. The stack for unit five was removed in 2012, Units 6 is a tangentially fired Combustion Engineering dual furnace boiler tied to a Westinghouse turbine. Commissioned in 1961, this unit produces 321 MW, Unit 7 is also a tangentially fired Combustion Engineering boiler tied to a Westinghouse steam turbine. Unit 7 is rated at 451 MW, originally built to produce over 500 MW and this unit is St. Clairs largest generating unit, but has a small electrostatic precipitator, causing problems with the opacity when burning western coal. An oil-fueled gas turbine Unit 11, rated at 18.5 MWe, was added in 1968, two smaller oil-fueled internal-combustion generators, totaling 5.4 MWe, were added as units 12A and 12B in 1970. St. Clair Power Plant came online in August 1953, and was the largest in the DTE Energy network, at that time, its capacity was 652 MW. Later, units 5,6 and 7 were added to growing demands for power in Metro Detroit. After the completion of unit 7 in 1969, St. Clair Power Plant was the worlds largest, in the middle to late 1970s, the plant was converted to burn Western subbituminous coal
8. Willis Avenue Station – The Willis Avenue Station is a steam heat production plant used in Detroits district steam heating system. The plant is located at 50 West Willis Street, near Woodward Avenue, built and owned by the Detroit Edison Company, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. Detroit Edison was organized in 1903 to build and operate electric plants in Detroit, the Willis Avenue station was the first steam power substation used by Detroit Edison for the production of steam heat. Three other plants serve the heating district of Detroit. When the plant first went on line in 1904, there were 3,000 feet of mains in place, during the summer of that year, an additional 10,000 feet of mains were constructed, and the infrastructure was increased as the years went by. By the mid-1940s, there were 42 miles of underground mains, during that time, the Willis Avenue Plant was updated and altered numerous times to serve the heating needs of the community, especially between 1916-1927. The station continues to serve the Cass Farm Survey Area and this station in located near the original location of an electric generating sub-station owned and operated by the Edison Illuminating Company. Henry Ford began his career with the Edison Illuminating Company on September 25,1891 assigned to this substation as a Steam Engineer, working the 6, 00pm to 6, 00am shift