About Detroit Thermal

Detroit Thermal's steam distribution system has been an innovative energy solution for Detroit since 1903. More than 100 years later, it is still providing clean, safe steam energy as effectively as ever--only now, it is partially derived from clean, renewable sources.

Detroit Thermal is a critical piece of Detroit's energy infrastructure and economic recovery. The extensive network provides steam for cost-effective space heating, hot water heating and absorption cooling to more than 100 buildings throughout the greater downtown area. Sometimes referred to as "district energy," our service is an alternative to the cost and complexity of operating on-site steam boilers, water chillers or other energy systems. View our service area map here >>

Founded in 1903, Detroit Thermal serves many of the city's landmark addresses, including GM Renaissance Center, Cobo Hall, Fox Theater, Detroit Medical Center, Ford Field, City of Detroit and Henry Ford Health System, among others—more than 30,000,000 square feet of office, medical, industrial and events facilities space in total.

Detroit Thermal is an independent operating subsidiary of Detroit Renewable Energy. Detroit Renewable Energy LLC is a consortium of energy generation and distribution companies formed to provide Detroit with safe, reliable and cost-effective energy generation and distribution, as well as waste disposal. Detroit Renewable Energy also owns Detroit Renewable Power (an energy-from-waste facility and steam supplier) and Hamtramck Energy Services, which manages and staffs several private powerhouses and waste water treatment facilities for General Motors.


• Ease of use and simplified building operations
• Capital cost avoidance
• Frees up space for more profitable utilization
• Highly reliable energy services
• Less fuel and chemicals stored on-site
• Allows you to focus on your core business

Service Evaluation

For a free, no-obligation economic analysis of using Detroit Thermal in your planned or existing facility, please contact Rick Pucak, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Technical Service, at email rpucak@detroitrenewable.com.

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