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Jerry Norcia is the chief executive officer of DTE Energy. He also is chairman of the company’s board of directors.
Prior to being named CEO in 2019, Norcia served as president and chief operating officer of DTE, responsible for strategic oversight and operations of the electric and gas utilities and the two large non-utility businesses. He has also served as president of DTE Gas and DTE Electric. Norcia joined the company in 2002 as president of the Gas Storage and Pipelines business.
Prior to joining DTE, Norcia was vice president of business development for Union Gas. He has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, where he worked in executive leadership roles, business development, engineering and operations.
Norcia earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Windsor.
Norcia is a leader in the communities he serves. He co-chairs the United Way Campaign Cabinet and is a member of the board of trustees of The Skillman Foundation, dedicated to the well-being and prosperity of children in Detroit. Norcia also serves on the boards of Business Leaders for Michigan, the Detroit Regional Partnership and the Downtown Detroit Partnership.
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric company serving 2.3 million customers in Southeast Michigan and a natural gas company serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE portfolio also includes non-utility businesses focused on industrial energy services, renewable natural gas, and energy marketing and trading.
As one of Michigan’s leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress.
DTE Energy has more than 10,000 employees in utility and non-utility subsidiaries involved in a wide range of energy-related businesses. The company’s growing non-utility businesses are built around the strengths, skills and assets of DTE Energy’s electric and gas utilities.
DTE Energy Utilities
DTE Electric generates, transmits and distributes electricity to 2.3 million customers in southeastern Michigan. With an 11,084 megawatt system capacity, the company uses coal, nuclear fuel, natural gas, hydroelectric pumped storage and renewable sources to generate its electrical output. Founded in 1903, DTE Electric is the largest electric utility in Michigan and one of the largest in the nation.
At 1.1 million kilowatts, the company’s Fermi 2 nuclear power plant represents 30% of Michigan’s total nuclear generation capacity. This single plant is capable of producing enough electricity to serve a city of about one million people. Fermi 2 has been providing reliable, cost-effective power to DTE Electric customers for more than 20 years. The plant also has been designated as one of the nation’s best-performing nuclear facilities.
DTE Gas is engaged in the purchase, storage, transmission, distribution and sale of natural gas to approximately 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The company owns and operates 278 storage wells representing approximately 34 percent of the underground working capacity in Michigan. There is more gas storage capacity in Michigan than in any other state. Founded in 1849, DTE Gas is one of the nation’s largest natural gas utilities.
As a board member of the American Gas Association, Edison Electric Institute, Nuclear Energy Institute and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, Norcia helps to shape the future of the energy industry.