DTE Issues RFP for Energy-efficient Programs to Save Customers $4.5B

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Detroit-based DTE Energy announced today plans to issue a request for proposal for a package of energy-efficient programs that will result in $4.5 billion in customer savings and other economic benefits through 2029.

“The scope of the work includes achieving energy savings with a variety of programs that include appliance recycling; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; insulation and windows; as well as lighting and appliances,” says Scott Simons, spokesman for DTE Energy. “This is really a continuation of what we’re offering our customers right now. This will take a look at possibly new vendors as well as the current vendors with whom we have contracts that are expiring.”

Simons says the company will seek two-year contracts for the program. He says the work includes achieving energy savings within the program budget; marketing; retail program management; rebate processing; recycling of appliances; and management of trade networks. The work also will involve conducting outreach events to educate customers about the impact of their energy usage.

DTE residential and business energy efficiency programs include rebates for the installation of energy efficient improvements along with DTE providing up-front costs for installing energy-efficient measures. The residential programs also include the DTE Insight app to help customers track and manage real-time energy use.

Simons says contractors interested in receiving more information about the RFP should send their contact information to EORFP@dteenergy.com by Dec. 11.

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