Fuel Mix

Fuel Mix

DTE Energy is using next generation renewable energy to help reduce emissions and create a cleaner energy future.

Regional Emission Comparisons

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has directed electric suppliers to report and compare the environmental and fuel mix characteristics of their electric supply against regional averages. More information about DTE Electric and its environmental efforts can be found on our Environmental Policies page.

Fuel Source for the 12-Month Period Jan. 2016 - Dec. 2016 DTE Energy's Fuel Mix Used to Supply Electricity Regional Average Fuel Mix Used to Generate Electricity (MI, IL, IN, OH and WI) Issued October 31, 2016
Coal 60.80% 47.716%
Nuclear 22.87% 26.671%
Gas 7.89% 18.127%
Oil 0.21% 0.575%
Hydroelectric 0.14% 0.844%
Renewable Fuels Total 8.10% 6.067%
Biofuel 0.08% 0.789%
Biomass 1.07% 0.526%
Solid Waste Incineration 0.47% 0.087%
Solar 0.06% 0.075%
Wind 6.36% 4.113%
Wood 0.05% 0.477%
Fossil Plant Emission or Nuclear Plant Waste in Pounds per MWh Jan. 2016 - Dec. 2016 DTE Energy Average per Megawatt-Hour (MWh) Regional Average (per MWh) for Fossil/Nuclear Generation (MI, IL, IN, OH, and WI)
Sulfur Dioxide 3.6 lbs./MWh 7.56 lbs./MWh
Carbon Dioxide 2,175 lbs./MWh 2,170 lbs./MWh
Nitrogen Oxides 1.4 lbs./MWh 2.01 lbs./MWh
High-Level Nuclear Waste 0.005967 lbs./MWh 0.0083 lbs./MWh
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Jan. 2015 - Dec. 2015 DTE Electric System Average Fossil and Nuclear Generation 2010 Regional Average Fossil & Nuclear Generation (MI, IL, IN, OH, and WI)
Carbon Dioxide 1,758 lbs./MWh 1,589 lbs./MWh

NOTE: Purchased electricity accounted for 18.83% of the electricity supplied by DTE Electric during the period. The regional average fuel mix is provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration and is used as a proxy for the actual fuel mix of certain electricity purchased by DTE Electric because the actual fuel mix characteristics of that purchased electricity could not be discerned.