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DTE Energy energy-efficiency programs save customers $585 million

DETROIT, June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers who participated in 2014 energy-efficiency programs will save $585 million over the lifetime of their energy-saving upgrades.

DTE Energy’s energy-efficiency programs also will result in $4.5 billion in customer savings and other economic benefits through 2029.

The 2014 residential programs included the new DTE Insight app to help customers track and manage real-time energy use, in-home energy audits and low-income weatherization assistance.  The company also offered rebates on heating and cooling systems, appliance recycling, programmable thermostats and ENERGY STAR® appliances, and discounts on energy-efficient lighting.

DTE Energy also offered a range of programs and rebates for business customers, including energy consultations and incentives to install energy-efficient equipment and fixtures.     

"In 2014, more than 550,000 electric and 300,000 natural gas customers participated in programs to better manage their energy use and save money,”   said Irene Dimitry, DTE Energy’s vice president of Business Planning & Development.  “We're delighted that so many of our customers are engaged in programs and services designed to make energy more affordable.”

2014 program highlights included:

  • Performed 29,000 in-home energy consultations

  • Outfitted more than 27,000 apartment units with energy-efficiency measures

  • Recycled more than 33,000 appliances

  • Discounted more than 4.7 million compact fluorescent light bulbs, LEDs and holiday lights

  • Engaged more than 15,000 businesses in energy-efficiency programs

  • Delivered more than 35,000 downloads of the DTE Insight app to customers

Since 2009, electric customers have saved enough energy to power all the homes in Ann Arbor for nearly four years.  Natural gas customers have saved enough to heat all of the homes in Ann Arbor for more than a year.

The program also has helped to create more than 300 Michigan-based jobs, including field operations staff, appliance pick-up drivers, call center representatives and program managers.

For more about residential programs – dteenergy.com/saveenergy
For more on business programs – dteenergy.com/savenow 
For more on the DTE Insight app – dteenergy.com/dteinsight

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SOURCE DTE Energy

For further information: Vanessa Waters or Scott Simons, DTE Energy, 313.235.5555