DTE Energy to issue RFP for energy-efficiency programs

Programs aimed at residential customers

DETROIT, Dec. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy will issue a Request for Proposal for a package of energy-efficiency programs whose vendor contracts expire.

DTE's RFP indicates the success and continuation of its current programs. The company will seek two-year contracts for programs that include appliance recycling; heating, ventilation and air conditioning, home performance with insulation and windows; and lighting and appliances.

The scope of work includes achieving energy savings within the prescribed program budget, marketing, retail program management, rebate processing, recycling of appliances and management of trade ally networks. The work also will include conducting outreach events to educate customers about the impact of their energy usage and further their energy-efficiency journey.

Customers who participated in DTE's energy efficiency programs in 2014 – the most recent year for which statistics are available -- 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 residential programs also include the DTE Insight app to help customers track and manage real-time energy use.

All contractors interested in receiving more information about the RFP should send their contact information, referencing EE Bundle 2 RFP, to no later than Dec. 11, 2015.

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, and

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For further information: Scott Simons or Stephanie Beres, DTE Energy, 313.235.5555