Ford Motor Company has agreed to purchase the power produced at a new 650-MW solar project that will be built in Michigan in DTE Energy territory by 2025. With the purchase, Ford will be able to attribute all its electricity supply in Michigan to clean energy .
“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. “Today is an example of what it looks like to lead… to turn talk into action.”
“We want to congratulate Ford Motor Company for its environmental leadership and commitment to clean energy,” said Jerry Norcia, chairman and CEO, DTE Energy. “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.”
Ford is purchasing carbon-free electricity through DTEs MIGreenPower program. To date, the DTE has more than 600 businesses enrolled in the program along with more than 62,000 residential customers. DTE is Michigan’s largest producer of renewable energy and the company plans to add thousands of megawatts of new clean energy projects to support the program.
“I want to congratulate DTE Energy and Ford Motor Company for taking this significant step to increase our state’s solar energy production and to position Michigan as a leader in climate action,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Ford manufactures more vehicles in the US and employs more hourly workers in America than any other automaker and was one of the first US automakers to align with the international community to limit the impacts of global warming as part of the Paris Agreement. Michigan has been home to Ford since its founding in 1903.
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