Detroit Renewable Energy Names Calypso Communications 2013 Agency of Record

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Strategic PR and Marketing Firm Selected for Energy, Environmental Expertise

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“Calypso fully understands the vision of our business model, the unique value of our integrated assets, and the distinct daily challenges facing our business.” said DRE Chairman and CEO Steven A. White.

Calypso Communications, an integrated, full-service public relations, marketing, and creative design firm, was again named public relations and marketing agency of record by Detroit Renewable Energy (DRE;, a Detroit-based consortium of integrated renewable energy assets.

“Calypso fully understands the vision of our business model, the unique value of our integrated assets and the distinct daily challenges facing our business,” said DRE Chairman and CEO Steven A. White. “Their expertise helps ensure accurate and well-managed communications at every level.”    

DRE owns and operates one of the nation’s largest and most successful renewable energy-from-waste projects, Detroit Renewable Power (DRP), a 68-megawatt municipal waste-fired power plant with state-of-the-art environmental controls. DRE also owns Detroit Thermal and Detroit Renewable Cooling, which supplies district energy in the form of steam and chilled water for more than 145 greater downtown Detroit buildings primarily from DRP-generated renewable steam energy. DRE also owns Hamtramck Energy Services, a major provider of clean energy, powerhouse services, and wastewater treatment to a number of General Motors facilities.

Calypso provides strategic public relations, media outreach, crisis management, community engagement, and creative services to the DRE consortium. With more than 13 years of agency experience serving renewable energy and environmental clients—and more than 32 years of founder experience in this industry—Calypso supports DRE’s progressive environmental and energy strategies for the City of Detroit.

“DRE is squarely in our wheelhouse of energy experience and expertise,” said Calypso Founder Kevin Stickney. “We are continuously impressed by its commitment to sustainable, transparent, and long-term operations of renewable energy systems that represent some of the best-run environmental assets in the country.”

About Detroit Renewable Energy LLC

Detroit Renewable Energy LLC is the holding company formed in 2010 for the independent operations of Detroit Thermal, LLC; Detroit Renewable Cooling, LLC; Detroit Renewable Power, LLC, operator of the Detroit energy-from-waste plant; and Hamtramck Energy Services, LLC, operator of private steam plants at five General Motors facilities.

About Calypso Communications

Based in Portsmouth, N.H., Calypso Communications is a premier, award-winning strategic marketing, corporate communications, and business development consultancy. Highly sought after for its seasoned insight and perspective, Calypso effectively engages stakeholders crucial to driving business and value for clients in the energy, environmental, healthcare, and technology industries. For more information, visit

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