DTE Energy has made three senior executive moves that the company says are aimed at accelerating its progress toward enhancing its renewable energy business, development strategies and regulatory priorities.
The company expects to more than double its renewable energy portfolio over the next five years by investing $2.5 billion in wind and solar facilities while significantly expanding voluntary renewable programs.
“In order to achieve our net zero carbon emissions goal for our electric company, we are rapidly expanding our regulated renewable energy business and associated investments,” says Jerry Norcia, DTE Energy’s president and chief executive officer. “These organizational changes are designed to ensure that our renewables expansion is fully aligned with our overall development and regulatory objectives.”
Irene Dimitry, vice president, business planning and development, will assume responsibility for the newly created renewable energy organization as vice president, renewable energy. She will be tasked with structuring and leading this new organization, which will be responsible for all aspects of DTE Electric’s renewable business.
Don Stanczak will assume the role of vice president, business planning and development. In his new role, Stanczak will be responsible for business planning and generation strategy for DTE Electric.
Camilo Serna will assume the role of vice president, regulatory affairs. In his new role, Serna will be responsible for developing and managing DTE’s regulatory policy and strategy as well as maintaining the company’s relationship with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).
DTE Energy’s operating units include an electric company serving 2.2 million customers in southeast Michigan and a natural gas company serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan.