DENSO, Over a Dozen Michigan Companies Join Consumers Energy Business Renewable Energy Program

DENSO’s thermal manufacturing facility in Battle Creek to match energy it uses with wind and solar energy Consumers Energy develops in-state, contributing to significant environmental benefits

Apr. 27, 2023

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (April 27, 2023) – DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, and 15 other Michigan companies will participate in the Consumers Energy Business Renewable Energy Program. Enrolled businesses have agreed to match energy they use with wind and solar energy that Consumers Energy develops in Michigan, helping spread clean energy across the state.

Partnering on environmentally-conscious initiatives like this program closely aligns with DENSO’s Two Great Causes: Green – achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 – and Peace of Mind – creating a safe and seamless world for all.
“To reach our carbon neutrality goal by 2035, it will require significant contributions from our products, operations and energy use,” said Denise Carlson, vice president of the North America Production Innovation Center and executive lead for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at DENSO. “This collaboration with Consumers Energy gets us another step closer to our target, helping the Battle Creek team reduce their environmental impact, while producing world-class products that support greater sustainability.” 

In total, the enrolled businesses have committed to roughly 380 megawatts of emission-free renewable energy, supporting their sustainability goals and local communities that they serve and operate in. The companies’ participation will deliver significant environmental benefits to the Great Lakes State – equivalent to removing greenhouse gas emissions annually from over 85,000 cars, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations. 
“Consumers Energy is powering Michigan’s clean energy transformation, and we’re doing it with employers who are catalysts to add energy sources,” said Lauren Snyder, Consumers Energy’s vice president of customer experience. “Their promises are making positive change happen even faster and build on our industry-leading Clean Energy Plan to develop new carbon-free energy sources here in Michigan.”

For more information about the program and its participants, read Consumers Energy’s press release

This development comes after DENSO announced additional actions it is taking to contribute to a more sustainable world. Most recently, DENSO executive Santosh Singh joined the Steering Committee of MEMA’s Center for Sustainability. In this role, he will contribute to the guidance and oversight of the Center’s leadership and advise on eco-friendly initiatives.

Last fall, DENSO announced the creation of its North America Energy Policy Statement, a set of principles it is using to reduce energy use and decarbonize operations at its regional locations, with each pushing the company closer to its global net-zero goals. The company also broke ground on a solar facility at its Maryville, Tennessee, manufacturing location, in collaboration with Silicon Ranch, Maryville Electric and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). It is the first of four solar production facilities the group plans to bring online in the state.
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Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO is a $47.9 billion leading mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in around 200 facilities worldwide to produce cutting-edge electrification, powertrain, thermal and mobility electronics products, among others, that change how the world moves. In developing such solutions, the company’s 165,000 global employees pursue rewarding careers while paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents and preserves the environment. DENSO spent around 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023. For more information about DENSO’s operations worldwide, visit
In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers, and skilled workers across nearly 50 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,500+ employees across 14 states (and the District of Columbia) at 41 sites. In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, DENSO in North America generated $11.3 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion inside the company and beyond – a principle that brings together unique perspectives, bolsters innovation and pushes DENSO forward. To learn more about DENSO operations in the region and to review current career opportunities, please visit