Dearborn Truck and Michigan Assembly Will Soon be Powered by 100 Percent Michigan Wind Energy


Ford Motor Company will procure locally sourced Michigan wind energy through a collaboration with DTE energy for two of its plants: Dearborn Truck and Michigan Assembly. Dearborn Truck is the home of the Ford F-150 and Ford Raptor two legendary trucks. And, Michigan Assembly is home to the long awaited new 2019 Ford Ranger and several new buildings on the Ford Research and Engineering campus and Corktown campus including Michigan Central Station.


The two plants will soon be powered by 100 percent locally sourced renewable energy to bolster the 500-kilowatt solar photovoltaic panel system already in place at Michigan Assembly.


This forward thinking collaboration is part of Ford’s commitment to a substantial renewable energy procurement through DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower Program. “Ford supports the implementation of renewable energy where the project can be tied to the customer’s facility, either directly or through the local distribution utility, and we believe that supports local jobs, improves the local environment and adds resiliency to the local grid,” said George Andraos, Ford Global Director of Energy and Technology. “This project is a great investment for the State of Michigan and will have direct impact on our state.”


Ford is very proud to be a part of this initiative; it’s building on the early achievement of their aggressive 20 percent per vehicle carbon reduction target. That early achievement already helped reduce the company’s annual footprint by 3.4 million metric tons, said Andy Hobbs, Director, Environmental Quality Office.


The company also plans to announce a brand new Global Carbon Reduction Strategy which will focus on renewable energy in conjunction with the launch of Ford’s 20th annual Sustainability Report in June.


MIGreenPower empowers DTE electric customers by giving them the opportunity to join the company’s efforts to develop more Michigan-made renewable energy by matching their energy use to local wind and solar projects. This is thanks to DTE’s approval from the Michigan Public Service Commision to expand its voluntary renewable offerings to include a tariff designed specifically for large corporate and industrial customers. Ford is the first company to announce their involvement with this environmentally conscious tariff.


“Expanding MIGreenPower to help our largest corporate customers meet their sustainability goals is another milestone in our clean energy transformation,” said Trevor F. Lauer, president and COO, DTE Electric. “It’s exciting that iconic Ford vehicles like the F-150 will be built in a plant powered by DTE wind energy, and we appreciate the leadership role Ford is taking in reducing its carbon footprint and supporting our state’s clean energy economy.”


To learn more about Ford’s sustainability performance, data, and reporting, visit  sustainability.ford.com.
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