DTE Energy, Michigan’s largest energy company, will receive $84 million primarily to support the company’s ongoing programs to modernize its natural gas infrastructure, which delivers safe and reliable gas to 1.3 million customers. This amount was approved today by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).
“We know that continuing to modernize our natural gas infrastructure is critical to the delivery of safe and reliable natural gas. In addition, the high-density pipes we’re installing across our service territory are much more effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said Joi Harris, president of DTE Gas.
As part of DTE Gas’s infrastructure modernization, 200 miles of pipe will be replaced in 2022 alone, impacting customers in 16 communities across the state. The infrastructure modernization program will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to taking 100,000 cars off the road upon its completion in 2035.