PLYMOUTH – Shiloh Industries has joined DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program, committing to power three facilities with 100 percent Michigan-made clean energy. The move will offset the equivalent of nearly 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Through DTE’s MIGreenPower, Shiloh will provide clean energy for its Plymouth Technical Center and stamping plants in Roseville and Warren. DTE’s MIGreenPower is a voluntary clean energy program that enables customers to source their power from clean energy projects without owning and maintaining additional exterior equipment.
“Shiloh is proud to embrace DTE’s MIGreenPower program, taking an important step toward achieving our goal of carbon neutrality,” said Ramzi Hermiz, president and CEO of Shiloh. “The program complements our sustainability initiatives, including our global network of landfill-free facilities and our portfolio of 100% recyclable products.”
The company joins other well-known institutions including Ford Motor Company, General Motors, The Detroit Zoo and the University of Michigan who are using DTE’s MIGreenPower program to meet their sustainability targets.
“We’re excited to welcome Shiloh into our community of partners who are accelerating the development of locally-sourced renewable energy – which is great for Michigan’s environment and economy,” said Irene Dimitry, vice president of Renewable Energy, DTE Energy. “DTE’s MIGreenPower provides an easy and affordable option for customers interested in reducing their electricity-based carbon footprint.”
With clean energy commitments from residential, business and industrial customers, DTE’s MIGreenPower is one of the largest voluntary renewable energy programs in the country. DTE is expanding its clean energy programs and the company will build or acquire additional wind and solar assets to meet increasing customer demand.
DTE is Michigan’s largest producer of clean energy, and the company will more than double its renewable energy generation capacity over the next five years, investing $2.8 billion in wind and solar.
As a lightweighting company, Shiloh helps original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) reduce on-vehicle weight. Reducing weight improves fuel economy for internal combustion engine vehicles or extends the battery life on electric vehicles, all while reducing CO2 emissions.
“Our emphasis on lightweighting and sustainability affects everything from product design, raw material consumption, manufacturing operations, and transportation to product-end-use,” Hermiz said. “We will continue to lead with a sustainability strategy by engineering new ways to reduce our and our customer’s carbon footprint.”