DTE Energy names new Fermi 2 chief nuclear officer

DETROIT, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy today named a new chief nuclear officer to lead its Fermi 2 nuclear power plant.

(PRNewsfoto/DTE Energy)

Paul Fessler will rejoin Fermi as the chief nuclear officer, effective immediately. Fessler previously served as chief nuclear officer, and has more than 28 years of experience in the nuclear industry and has served in several senior leadership roles during his 41 years with DTE.

Fessler replaces Keith Polson, who joined DTE in 2016 and has left to pursue other opportunities.

"Paul's extensive knowledge of the nuclear industry, as well as his deep knowledge of the plant and its people, ensure that Fermi 2 will continue to pursue the highest standards of nuclear excellence," said Gerry Anderson, DTE chairman and CEO. "We are grateful to Keith for his contributions to Fermi."

Fermi 2, located in Monroe, Michigan, employs 900 people.

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 company serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas company serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE portfolio includes energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, renewable natural gas, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As an environmental leader, DTE will reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions by more than 80 percent by 2050 while keeping energy safe, reliable and affordable. DTE is committed to being a force for good in the communities where it serves through volunteerism, education and employment initiatives, philanthropy and economic progress. Information about DTE is available at,, and



For further information: Paula Silver, DTE Energy, 313.235.5555