DTE to Announce Major Challenge Worth Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars at Conference

TOMORROW: May 2, 2012/8 a.m.- 3 p.m.; Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI

May 01, 2012, 13:53 ET from Engineering Society of Detroit

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy will announce tomorrow an unprecedented challenge worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit commercial and industrial businesses in Michigan.  

The announcement will take place during The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) and DTE Energy Conference and Exhibition at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

In addition, the conference will feature a keynote presentation by Albert M. Berriz, CEO, Board Member and Shareholder of McKinley, on the topic of Energy Efficiency as an Economic Tool for businesses.  Berriz will outline opportunities that exist for businesses through utility energy efficiency programs and how business leaders that value energy efficiency will improve their efforts to compete in the global marketplace.

Further, and for the first time ever, the conference will offer attendees two unique opportunities to meet one-on-one with suppliers and other energy leaders to present ideas and exchange information.

Sponsored by The Detroit Regional Chamber, the Connection Point will facilitate networking and provide an added opportunity for conference attendees to present their ideas and discuss services with industry leaders.

With more than 800 people slated to attend, three jam-packed educational tracks, and dozens of exhibitors, the conference is hailed as the largest of its kind in Michigan.

Cost to attend the conference is $65 for ESD members; $85 for non-members or join ESD for half price.

This conference is open to the public. For more information, please call Tim Walker at 248-353-0735, ext. 115 or twalker@esd.org. To register, visit www.esd.org

Founded in 1895, ESD is a multi-disciplinary society uniting engineering, scientific and allied professions to enhance professional development and foster excitement in math and science to produce our next generation of leaders. Serving this generation of engineers and fostering the next. For more information, visit www.esd.org.

DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include Detroit Edison, an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan, MichCon, a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan and other non-utility, energy businesses focused on gas storage and pipelines, unconventional gas production, power and industrial projects, and energy trading. Information about DTE Energy is available at dteenergy.com and at twitter.com/dte_energy.

Contact: Della Cassia Phone: 248-353-0735, ext. 112 E-mail: dcassia@esd.org

SOURCE Engineering Society of Detroit