Ford Research and Engineering Campus Central Energy Plant
The presentation is about a Central Energy Complex that will supply power, steam, hot
water, and chilled water to the Ford Motor Company Research and Engineering Center
(REC) with "ultra-low" emission energy infrastructure located on Ford’s Dearborn
campus. DTE's infrastructure scope includes constructing, owning and operating a highly
efficient, gas-fired combined heat and power plant, chilled and hot water systems,
distribution systems, and thermal energy storage designed to increase the efficiency of
the chilled and hot water facilities. DTE will employ advanced technologies to achieve
high levels of sustainability and improvements in overall campus energy efficiency.
Speaker: Kevin Siess, P.E., PMP
Kevin Siess is a Plant Manager at DTE Energy Services. In his current role, he is managing
the construction of the DTE Dearborn Central Energy Plant, a $250,000,000 facility
located on the Ford Motor Company Research and Engineering Center (REC) campus.
Once operational in late 2019, Kevin will assume the role of Plant Manager at the facility.
Prior to coming to DTE in 2013, Kevin spent much of his 5 years with Guardian Industries
overseas constructing and rebuilding glass plants on five different continents. He
received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University (formerly GMI) in
2006, Professional Engineer registration in the State of Michigan in 2012, PMP
certification in 2015, and he is currently working on his MBA at Wayne State University.
Location: Ford Engineering Complex, Dearborn, MI (Directions to DTE Dearborn CEP Construction Trailers was attached in email invite)
Time: 5:45 to 6:00pm Registration, Networking
6:00 to 6:30pm Presentation
6:30 to 7:15pm Site Tour
Dinner: Dinner will follow at nearby restaurant
Cost: No charge, however, please be prepared to pay for your own way at the restaurant.
PPE: Leather work shoes/boots (steel toe is not required), hard hat, safety glasses, and safety vest.