Detroit Edison Contributes to GM Winning Energy Award


DETROIT, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Edison, through its Energy Partnership program, has helped General Motors Corp. reduce energy use at its manufacturing plants, which contributed to the automaker winning the Corporate Energy Management of the Year Award from the Association of Energy Engineers.

Detroit Edison's Energy Partnership and Services group has partnered with GM to identify opportunities and implement energy efficiency projects for more than 10 years at GM facilities throughout the country.

"We are pleased that our partnership has helped GM achieve dramatic gains in energy efficiency and conservation, and we look forward to continuing to assist with future energy cost-saving initiatives," said Robert J. Buckler, Detroit Edison president and chief operating officer. "The Energy Partnership program not only helps GM and other major industrial customers save energy and money; it also benefits communities and the environment through lower emissions at power plants and at our partners' facilities."

  The Energy Partnership initiatives include:
  -- Energy surveys, audits and customized energy efficiency plans.
  -- Lighting system evaluations and recommendations.
  -- Compressed air system evaluations and development of a leak repair
  -- Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems evaluation and
     development of an optimization plans.
  -- Chilled- and process-water system analysis and design enhancements.
  -- Employee energy awareness programs.

Detroit Edison's Energy Partnership also helped Ford Motor Co. earn the Energy Star 2006 Partner of the Year Award in energy management from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.

Detroit Edison is an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a subsidiary of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit- based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Information about DTE Energy is available at

SOURCE: Detroit Edison

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