Ford Motor Co. signs largest ever Renewable PPA in 650-MW Solar deal with DTE

Aug. 15, 2022
DTE’s MIGreenPower program has more than 600 businesses and 62,000 residential customers enrolled in the program. These MIGreenPower customers have enrolled to get 2.8 million MWh of carbon-free energy, avoiding 2.2 million tons of CO2

As part of the agreement DTE Energy will add 650 MW of new solar energy capacity in Michigan for the automaker by 2025.

Ford Motor will purchase the clean energy via DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program. It is the largest renewable energy purchase that the automaker has ever made from a utility in the U.S.

“This unprecedented agreement is all about a greener and brighter future for Ford and for Michigan,” said Jim Farley, President and CEO, Ford Motor Company.

DTE’s MIGreenPower program has more than 600 businesses and over 62,000 residential customers enrolled in the program. These MIGreenPower customers have enrolled to get 2.8 million megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy, avoiding 2.2 million tons of CO2 emissions.

“Ford was the first large industrial customer to enroll in our MIGreenPower program in 2019 and we thank Ford for its continued commitment to using MIGreenPower to help decarbonize its operations and meet its sustainability goals,” DTE Energy Chairman and CEO Jerry Norcia said last week.

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Ford, one of the legacy U.S. automakers, has promised to strive for carbon neutrality by 2050. The company is coming out with a sustained line of electric vehicles in the near future and recently announced plans to expand its battery cell supply chain.

General Motors also is a major customer of the DTE MiGreenPower program. The rival automaker has made a total renewables investment in close to 840,000 MWh of capacity.