August 9, 2017

Thank you DTE Energy Foundation!

It’s only fitting that DTE Energy Foundation is the presenting sponsor of Dlectricity—they are one of the major forces (literally) electrifying Detroit. Their touch is felt everywhere in the city, from infrastructure to public programming to green space in Detroit.

Last month, DTE opened Beacon Park in Northwest Detroit, a 1.5-acre former gravel parking lot that is now a public park and event venue.

DTE is committed to public works and corporate citizenship. They partnered with the City of Detroit to make Detroit the largest city in the US with 100% LED public lighting. They are committed to reducing their carbon dioxide emissions to 75% below 2005 levels by 2040.

Their sponsorship of a festival based on light brings the company full circle in many respects. The incandescent bulb was first used in Detroit in 1883. In the 1890s, Henry Ford worked for the company that preceded DTE.

DTE serves 2.2 million customers with electric utility in southeastern Michigan and employs more than 10,000 people.

Thank you so much to DTE Energy for returning to sponsor Dlectricity—and for lighting up the city every night.