Detroit Renewable Power safely converts Detroit’s solid waste into a clean, renewable supply of electricity and steam energy. The electricity is sold to Detroit Edison and the steam is sold to Detroit Thermal to heat and cool more than 140 buildings in downtown and midtown Detroit.
Detroit Renewable Power was formed to purchase and operate Detroit’s existing energy-from-waste (EFW) facility, and in the process, increase the efficiency, reliability and safety of this vital community asset.
Detroit Renewable Power is an independent subsidiary of Detroit Renewable Energy, a consortium of renewable-energy generation and distribution companies formed in November 2010 that also includes Detroit Thermal and Hamtramck Energy Services. Please visit www.detroitrenewable.com for more information about Detroit Renewable Energy and its subsidiaries.
Working cooperatively with the City of Detroit, the Greater Detroit Resource Recovery Authority, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324, Utility Workers of America, AFL, CIO Local 223, and DTE Energy, Detroit Renewable Energy has attracted $50 million in new investment to the city to upgrade the facilities of its subsidiaries, including Detroit Renewable Power.