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Ann Arbor Spark Using 100% Renewable Energy

Oct 1, 2020

Ann Arbor Spark is now using 100% renewable energy to power its office buildings.  

Ann Arbor Spark signed up to participate in DTE’s MIGreenPower program to help reduce its carbon footprint.  By participating in the program, the non-profit business incubator says it will offset 334,000 pounds of CO2 annually.  Paul Krutko is president and CEO of Ann Arbor Spark and explains how the MIGreenPower program works.

Paul Krutko: It’s not that they come and put solar panels on the building or anything like that, it is that you’re authorizing or directing them, that when they purchase electricity on your behalf to give to you, that they are purchasing that electricity from a renewable source.  

Krutko says they’re paying a slight premium in their electric bill to use renewable energy that comes from Michigan.  They hope other companies in Washtenaw County will follow their lead.

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