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DTE Energy to Weatherproof More Than 100 Homes Free of Charge

What:  Energy efficiency experts from DTE Energy, along with members of The Heat and Warmth Fund will descend upon a neighborhood in Detroit to provide home energy consultations and install weatherization and energy-saving equipment for families free of charge. The Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Day (N.E.E.D.) is part of DTE Energy and THAW's Week of Warmth (www.weekofwarmth.org) activities.  Reporters will have access to homeowners and can video/photograph installation of new energy efficient furnaces, compact fluorescent light bulbs, insulation and other products.

When:  Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where:  Teams of energy efficiency experts will gather at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, 6330 Pembroke in Detroit, MI 48221

Why:  The Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Day is an opportunity to help inform customers about ways to save money, enlist the help of communities to get involved and make a real difference in the lives of residents in a hands-on way.

Who: David L. Johnson, DTE Energy – vice president of customer operations; Susan Sherer, CEO THAW; Vicki Campbell, DTE Energy – director energy efficiency; Brendt Stephens, field coordinator with DTE Energy's home energy consultation program; over 100 homeowners in the neighborhood who have registered to participate.

For further information, members of the media may contact:

Alejandro Bodipo-Memba, DTE Energy, 313.235.3202, bodipo-membaa@dteenergy.com

Monica Cheick-Luoma, PublicCity PR, 586.612. 8220, mluoma@publiccitypr.net

/PRNewswire -- Nov. 10, 2011/

SOURCE DTE Energy