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DTE Energy to issue RFP for energy-efficiency programs analysis

DETROIT, June 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy announced today it will issue a Request for Proposal for evaluation, measurement and verification services for its popular energy-efficiency programs.

DTE is seeking bids from qualified vendors to provide these analytical services for the residential and commercial/industrial portfolio of energy-efficiency programs offered by DTE Electric and DTE Gas in 2016 and 2017.

DTE Energy is seeking the consultant to provide ongoing, independent evaluation services, which include impact and process evaluations, ongoing consulting and support for DTE Energy's participation in statewide energy-efficiency collaboratives.

The successful service provider must have extensive experience and demonstrated abilities in all aspects of energy-efficiency program design, implementation, monitoring, measurements, verification and valuation, and energy-efficiency program evaluation techniques, strategies and principles.

Customers who participated in DTE Energy's 2014 energy-efficiency programs will save $585 million over the lifetime of their energy-saving upgrades. Since 2009, electric customers have saved enough money 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.

Those interested in receiving more information about the RFP should send their contact information to eorfp@dteenergy.com no later than June 12.

About DTE Energy
DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading.  As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress. Information about DTE Energy is available at dteenergy.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com/dteenergy.

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SOURCE DTE Energy

For further information: Scott Simons, DTE Energy, 313.235.8808