2019 DTE Energy Team Project

Developing A Framework for Non-Wires Alternatives Benefit-Cost Analysis

A market and technical analysis of the non-wire alternatives to aid in the creation of a cost-benefit model. Use of the model will allow DTE to identify cost reduction opportunities that could be realized by implementing non-wire alternatives to defer substation capacity investments.

Read the DTE Team Project Executive Summary.

STUDENT TEAM:
Blake Bogart – Master of Business Administration
Graham McCarthy – EGL (BSE Aerospace Engineering/MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering)
 
PROJECT SPONSORS:
Nathan Dirk Bennett – Associate, Corporate Strategy
Stephen Harvey – Associate, Corporate Strategy
Michael Seischab – Director, Corporate Strategy
 
FACULTY ADVISORS:
Xiuli Chao – College of Engineering
Paul Clyde – Ross School of Business
 
 
About Tauber Team Projects:
 
The 2019 Tauber Team Projects resulted in $390.3 million in savings according to sponsoring company calculations, an average of $30 million per project over three years.
 
Each two to three person Tauber Team consists of graduate engineering and graduate business students. Along with receiving high-level corporate support from the sponsoring company, each team is advised by a College of Engineering and a Ross School of Business faculty member and overseen by a Tauber Institute Co-Director. The projects begin on-site in May and continue for 14 weeks. Students present the results of their projects and compete for over $40,000 in scholarships at the U-M Tauber Institute's annual Spotlight! Event held each September in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Spotlight! provides outstanding opportunities for students and corporate partners to establish relationships while exploring innovations in operations and manufacturing.
 
Access Spotlight! 2019 Event Book for project details.
2019 Tauber Team DTE