MPSC approves DTE Energy's SolarCurrents expansion

              MPSC approves DTE Energy's SolarCurrents expansion

2 megawatts to be offered over two years in customer-owned pilot

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Nov. 19, 2012

DETROIT, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Public Service Commission
approved DTE Energy's plan to expand its SolarCurrents customer-owned pilot
program, which offers customers a more affordable way to install solar
photovoltaic systems on their homes and businesses.

The second phase of the SolarCurrents program will offer an additional 2
megawatts of capacity over the next two years.

"DTE Energy is expanding its SolarCurrents Program, making solar energy more
affordable for our customers and helping us meet the state's renewable energy
goals," said Irene Dimitry, DTE Energy vice president, Marketing and
Renewables. "It is an overwhelmingly popular program for our customers and
solar energy system installers, and we're looking forward to beginning the
next phase."

In the first phase of the SolarCurrents program, which was fully subscribed
last year, nearly 600 solar energy projects were built that represented a
total of 5 MW of capacity. Customers participated in the first phase of the
program on a first-come, first-served basis.

To have a more controlled pace of installations, the 2 MW will be awarded in
four random selections of 500 kilowatts each over two years – January and June
of 2013 and 2014. Speedier project commissioning also is expected in the
second phase.

Workshops for customers and installers will be scheduled this year. See for more information.


Contact: Scott Simons, +1-313-235-8808, or Len Singer, +1-313-235-8809, both
of DTE Energy
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