2023 US Signal Sustainability Update

April 22, 2024

In April 2023, US Signal announced our commitment to running our Michigan-based data centers and headquarters entirely on renewable energy sources by 2026. To help meet this goal, we’re participating in the sustainability programs offered by our energy suppliers, DTE Energy and Consumers Energy. The plans those companies have in place — and the impact they’re having — is impressive.

Consumers Energy Progress Update

Thanks to all the businesses enrolled in the Consumers Energy program (including US Signal), 153,545 metric tons of carbon emissions were kept out of the atmosphere in 2023. To put that in perspective, 153,545 metric tones of CO2 is equal to:

CE Breakdown

By 2030, Consumers Energy expects to tap renewable fuel sources for nearly 40 percent of the electricity it supplies to customers. In its most recent renewables report, the company reported that solar energy projects are currently under construction in Bay County and Calhoun County. It also noted that its 120 MW wind energy facility in Tuscola County is now online.

DTE Energy Plans

DTE Energy has ambitious plans underway to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In the first five years of the plan (2023-2027), the company will:

DTE Sustainability Graphic

With plans to convert the plant to a natural gas-peaking resource. This means the facility would generate electricity “on call” and when needed, like during the hottest days of the summer and to support high customer demand.

DTE currently has 20 wind parks and 33 solar parks and has cut carbon emissions by 32% since 2005. Through participation in DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program, US Signal is matching 100% of our energy use for our Detroit Metro and Southfield data centers to DTE’s wind farms and solar parks by 2026.

Watch for more information on US Signal’s continuing efforts to be a trusted sustainability partner to our customers — and contribute to a more sustainable world.

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