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DTE Energy to receive license for new nuclear unit

DETROIT, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — DTE Energy today received approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a license to construct and operate a new nuclear energy facility on the site of the existing Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant in Newport, Mich. The company has not committed to building the new plant, but will keep the option open for long-term planning purposes.

“With this license, DTE Energy now possesses the most diverse, comprehensive slate of options to plan for Michigan’s energy future,” said Steven Kurmas, DTE Energy’s president and chief operating officer. “The potential of additional nuclear energy gives us the option of reliable, base-load, generation that does not emit greenhouse gases.”

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