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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 ( 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,

Monica Cheick-Luoma, PublicCity PR, 586.612. 8220,

/PRNewswire -- Nov. 10, 2011/