DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – DTE Energy Co. plans to shut down eight coal-fired units at three power plants in Michigan within the next seven years.
The Detroit-based utility announced Wednesday the units being retired between 2020 and 2023 are at the River Rouge facility, the St. Clair facility in East China Township and the Trenton facility.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Fighting for Inclusion, Detroit's Place in Civil Rights History
DTE says the plants together generated about 25 percent of electricity produced by the utility in 2015 or enough to power 900,000 homes.READ MORE: Karen Carter, and Others Metro Detroiters Chipped In To Help Salvation Army’s Bed and Bread Radiothon
Earlier this year, DTE retired three coal generating units due to age and projected future costs. The utility says it will replace coal generating units with a mix of newer, more modern and cleaner sources of energy such as wind, natural gas and solar power.MORE NEWS: Granholm Confirmed By Senate To Be Next Energy Secretary
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