DTE Energy Power & Industrial announces demolition of
retired E.J. Stoneman Generating Station
Detroit – Sept. 3, 2019 – DTE Energy Power & Industrial – a non-regulated subsidiary of DTE Energy – announces demolition activities at the retired E.J. Stoneman Generating Station in Cassville, Wisc., will begin on Sept. 4. The E.J. Stoneman Generating Station came online in 1950 as a coal-fired power plant. DTE Energy acquired the facility in 2008 and converted it to a biomass woodburning plant with a 40 MW generating capacity in 2010. Due to the age of the plant and the associated maintenance costs, E.J. Stoneman Generating Station was officially retired in 2015.
“E.J. Stoneman Generating Station served its purpose well for many years, but its time has passed and it is time to take steps toward the property’s productive reuse,” said Mark Stiers, president & COO of DTE Energy Power & Industrial. DTE’s goal for the site is to safely dismantle the equipment, buildings and restore the site to ground level to accommodate new development. Site evaluation regarding future opportunities, including sale, is still ongoing and there are no imminent plans for the property. Demolition services will be conducted by North American Dismantling Corporation and are expected to conclude by the end of 2019.