DTE opening new Huron Renewable Energy Center, creating 25 green jobs in Bad Axe
DETROIT — DTE Energy celebrated the grand opening of the new Huron Renewable Energy Center in Bad Axe, bringing 25 renewable energy operations and maintenance jobs to Huron County. The facility, vacant since 2013, has a long-standing history in Huron County as the former Normans Warehouse and the site of the M-53 Drive-In Theater, which opened in 1952. DTE’s renovations of the building transformed the space into a fully-functioning renewable energy operations headquarters.
“We are excited to breathe new life into a building located on a site that has been a landmark in Bad Axe for years, and to provide yet another example of how renewable energy provides economic benefits to the local community,” said David Harwood, director of Renewable Energy for DTE Energy.
The newly-renovated Huron Renewable Energy Center includes new offices, garage facilities, warehousing and a maintenance shop area. The facility also has an unfinished 3,000 square-foot space that DTE plans to develop into a community space to serve as an area for renewable energy education and hosting wind park tours, meetings and other community activities. Plans are expected to be finalized this year, with completion of the space in 2017.
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