Trenton Channel Power Plant
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Certified through 2022
About the Program
DTE Energy Trenton Channel Power Plant (TCHPP) also known as the Trenton Stacks, is a coal-burning power station located in Trenton, Michigan. Completed in 1924, it is owned and operated by Detroit Edison, a subsidiary of DTE Energy and located on the Detroit River at the northeastern end of Lake Erie. The site consists of a forest area, pond and 2-acre grassland and connects with the International Wildlife Refuges Humbug Marsh Gateway. TCHPP is implementing a bat conservation project to create important roosting habitat. Employees are engaged in maintenance, monitoring and meetings.
Practices and Impacts
- In response to a decline of bat populations in recent years in Michigan due to habitat loss and slow reproductive rates, the team installed a bat house to give female bats a safe, warm place to raise their young.
- The boxes are checked for guano on the ground once a quarter throughout the year and documents findings in a form.
- Next steps for the project are to move or adjust the bat box to ensure the habitat will be used.
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