West Michigan Residents Embrace Cleaner Energy

Business News, Chamber Blog, Community News |Nov 17, 2023|2 min read

Kent and Muskegon County residents have spoken – they’re ready to embrace cleaner energy!

More than 100 Kent and Muskegon County residents enrolled in DTE Energy’s CleanVision cleaner energy program – Natural Gas Balance – when the company rolled out a challenge to encourage customers to sign up in August. If more than 100 residents between the two counties enrolled in Natural Gas Balance by the end of August, DTE promised to plant 10 trees in each county. Residents easily exceeded the goal!

Natural Gas Balance allows customers to make an immediate impact by greening their natural gas service. Customers can balance a portion of their energy usage to cleaner energy sources. Natural Gas Balance’s energy supply comes from a diverse mix of renewable natural gas from wastewater treatment facilities and landfills, and carbon offset credits preserving forests in Michigan.

Natural Gas Balance team members and crews from DTE’s Wealthy and Muskegon service centers were on hand to plant the trees on Oct. 13. Ten trees were planted in Kent County’s Wahlfield Park and the other 10 were planted in Muskegon County’s Moore Park.

“Despite a very wet and muddy morning, volunteers worked diligently to make sure that all of the trees were installed at the new Wahlfield Park parking area. These beautiful trees are a wonderful addition to this site, and they will certainly be enjoyed by park visitors now and in the years to come,” said Virgina Sines, volunteer coordinator for Kent County Parks.

Are you interested in learning more about the program? Visit dteenergy.com/naturalgasbalance to find out more an enroll.