Your Votes to Determine Name of DTE Energy Bald Eagle Chicks

Jun 28, 2011, 15:08 ET from DTE Energy

NEWPORT, Mich., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- You've made suggestions. Now it's time to vote.

DTE Energy's quest to find names for four bald eagle chicks that hatched this spring at two of its sites prompted hundreds of suggestions from the company's friends on Facebook. DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) has whittled the suggestions down to 20 (five groups of four names) and is now seeking your help to decide the top names.

Visit to find a poll where you can vote for your four favorite names. (To get to the poll, click "Eaglet Poll" on the left side of the company's profile page.)The finalists are:

  • Amp, Volt, Watt, Ohm;
  • Liberty, Justice, Freedom, Courage
  • Spirit, Freedom, Honor, Grace
  • Erie, Superior, Huron, Michigan;
  • Kilo, Mega, Giga, Tera – The Watts Family

DTE Energy is excited that these four new bald eagle chicks call our sites home. Two of the bald eagles hatched at Fermi 2 Nuclear Plant and two others at Monroe Power Plant. Earlier this month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service visited both sites to band the eaglets and check their health. The USFWS biologist said the four new chicks add to an already healthy breeding population in Monroe and Wayne counties — about 13 pairs of mating bald eagles all together.

Voting ends at noon Friday and the most popular names will be announced Friday afternoon, just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. DTE Energy also will post the names of the first people who suggested the winning names. There are no monetary rewards or gifts associated with the naming contest. Instead, participants will have the pride and satisfaction of helping name the bald eagles.

DTE Energy has a long record of environmental stewardship. The company participates in many conservation programs throughout the region, with 28 facilities certified as wildlife sites through the Wildlife Habitat Council.

These sites provide homes for many species of wildlife, including bald eagles, fox, beavers, bluebirds and white-tailed deer. DTE Energy was the first business partner within the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge to enter a cooperative management agreement with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, allowing the service to protect and manage wildlife and fish populations on 656 acres at the Fermi 2 plant.