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Customers of DTE Energy, Michigan’s largest provider of energy efficiency savings, will cumulatively save $626m on their energy bills over a lifetime thanks to their participation in DTE programs in 2018.  This energy efficiency milestone is one of many detailed in DTE’s newly released Energy Waste Reduction Report, which outlines the key role the energy company’s customers play in making DTE a state leader in energy efficiency.

“When homes and businesses reduce their energy use, we can generate less energy, which can reap benefits for our customers’ budgets and the environment,” said John Boladian, director of Energy Efficiency, DTE Energy. “Since 2009, DTE’s energy efficiency savings program has saved the energy equivalent needed to power a city the size of Ann Arbor, MI with natural gas for two years and electricity for 10 years.”

Michigan businesses, such as Hills Fine Wine and Spirits in Bloomfield Hills, MI, have reduced their operating costs through improved energy efficiency and are reinvesting those savings back into their business.

“We got expert advice and with the help of DTE incentives, upgraded to LEDs and installed energy-efficient motors in the refrigerator cases,” said Jake Mio, co-owner of Hills Fine Wine and Spirits, who participated in DTE’s Business Energy Consultation and Lighting programs. “Our customers noticed the brighter store. We like reducing our carbon footprint and saving about $350 a month on our energy bill.”

DTE’s energy efficiency team continuously seeks new technologies to help customers reduce usage resulting in reduced monthly bills. The free DTE Insight app that allows customers to monitor real-time energy use from their smartphones was  recently enhanced with new features that leverage smart home connected devices including voice integration via Amazon Alexa, smart lightbulbs and smart thermostats. These new features are why DTE leads the way in developing home energy management systems that help customers control their energy bill.

Source: Company Press Release