Natural Gas Service

Tools for Gas Management

Commercial and Industrial customers can take advantage of programs and resources to help them monitor and manage their natural gas usage.
DTE Energy can help you effectively manage gas at your facility. We have a variety of data and response tools that are specifically available to commercial and industrial gas customers. The following resources are available to help you better manage the energy needs of your business.
Commercial and Industrial Gas Rates
Our account managers can assist large commercial, industrial, manufacturing and institutional customers determine the most economical service to satisfy their natural gas requirements.
  • End User Transportation service is typically utilized by large manufacturing and industrial firms, electric power generators, government institutions, universities, schools and hospitals that wish to purchase their gas through an alternative supplier. DTE provides gas transportation and storage service and bills only for those applicable charges.
  • Gas Sales service customers purchase their gas through DTE’s Gas Cost Recovery (GCR) mechanism or through the Gas Customer Choice (GCC) program. These customers include smaller commercial businesses, schools, hospitals and housing complexes.
To contact an account manager, please email us.
Gas Sales
Service Type Non-Residential Multi-Dwelling Multi-Dwelling Large Volume Large Volume School
Schedule Number Rate GS-1 Rate 2A Meter Class I Rate 2A Meter Class II Rate GS-2 <100,000 MCF Rate GS-2 >100,000 MCF Rate S
Monthly Service Charge $26.20 $10.50 $26.20 $590 $590 $200
Distribution Charge ($/Ccf)* 1$0.26474 1$0.18491 1$0.25742 2$0.20559 2$0.19209 1$0.21539
Monthly U-16999 IRM Surcharge $0.67 $0.98 $0.98 $0.67 $0.67 $7.41
Gas-In-Kind Included in Distribution Charge
Cost of Gas GCR or GCC
End User Transportation
Service Type Small Volume Transport Large Volume Transport X-Large Volume Transport XX-Large Volume Transport
Schedule No. ST LT XLT XXLT
Monthly Service Charge $2,030 $3,660 $9,100 $120,000
Distribution Charge ($/Ccf) 2$0.07835 2$0.06066 2$0.05169 2$0.01746
Monthly U-16999 IRM Surcharge $29.86 $145.40 $500.00 $500.00
Gas-In-Kind 1.66% 1.116%
Cost of Gas Alternative Supplier
*Ccf stands for 100 cubic feet.
1The Distribution Charge for these rate schedules also includes the Energy Optimization Surcharge effective 01/01/2014 through 12/31/2014 as approved by the MPSC’s 12/06/2012 Order; the U-17214 UETM Credit effective 10/01/2013 through 09/30/2014 as approved by the MPSC; and all applicable RDM Surcharges (refer to page 2 of the current gas rates).
2The Distribution Charge for these rate schedules also includes an Energy Optimization Surcharge or Credit effective 01/01/2014 through 12/31/2014 as approved by the MPSC’s 12/06/2012 Order, and the U-17214 UETM Credit effective 10/01/2013 through 09/30/2014 as approved by the MPSC.
The volume breakpoints listed below provide a general guideline for choosing the most economical service. Specific rate schedule requirements, multiple meters and other factors can influence selecting the gas service that is best suited for your business needs.
Commercial and Industrial
Rate GS-1 to Rate GS-2 140,000
Rate GS-1 to ST 150,000
ST to LT 1,000,000
LT to XLT 7,000,000
* Volume Breakpoints (100 Cubic Feet - Ccf/year)
School
Rate GS-1 to Rate S 24,000
Rate S to ST 290,000
Multi-Family Dwelling
Rate 2A to ST 160,000
* Volume Breakpoints (100 Cubic Feet - Ccf/year)
Gas Supply Market Information
If you are a commercial or industrial customer utilizing End User Transportation service, you purchase your gas through an alternative supplier.
The market forces of supply and demand determine the price of natural gas and affect the purchase price DTE Energy or any other supplier will pay for gas. A high demand for gas or a disruption in supply will tend to drive prices upward.
Alternatively, if the demand for gas falls or there is an oversupply of gas in the market, prices will tend to move downward. For more information about market pricing go to the U.S. Energy Information Administration website.
Gas Technology Magazine
Gas Technology magazine offers information on a variety of energy solutions for many large commercial and industrial applications. Learn more about gas technologies by clicking on the links below to view the PDF version of each issue. Once open, you can save and email to colleagues and print.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summer 2016
Security Deposits
New Customers
A deposit may be required for new service for any of the following reasons:
  • Customer has unfavorable credit rating with a credit-reporting agency.
  • There was an unpaid utility bill in your name and/or entity that accrued within the past six years.
  • Service was obtained illegally or equipment was tampered with or damaged.
  • Relief has been sought under federal bankruptcy laws within the past six years.
Existing Customers
A deposit may be required for any of the following reasons:
  • There was an unpaid utility bill in your name and/or business name within the past six years.
  • Service has been shut off for non-payment.
  • Service was obtained illegally or equipment was tampered with or damaged.
  • Two or more final disconnect notices have been issued within the last 12 months.
  • Unsatisfactory record of bill payment occurred within the first six months after service commenced.
Deposit Amounts
  • Large businesses are those using 15,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) or more of electric service and/or 5,000 Ccf or more of gas service annually. The deposit amount will be 25 percent of your annual usage. Deposits required due to unauthorized use, tampering or energy theft will be based on four times the average peak season monthly bill.
  • Small businesses are those using 15,000 kWh or less of electric service and/or 5,000 Ccf or less of gas service annually. The deposit amount will be 15 percent of your yearly usage. During the winter heating season—Nov. 1 through March 31—the deposit amount requested because utility service has been shut off for non-payment or unauthorized usage within the last 12 months will be the average monthly bill based on your premises. Deposit requirements for the non-winter heating season due to unauthorized use, tampering or energy theft will be based on four times the average peak season monthly bill.
Interest and Refunds
Interest earned on your deposit is applied to your account annually. The deposit will be applied to the final bill or refunded with interest after 12 consecutive months in which the bills have been paid by the due date and no late fees have been assessed or shut-off notices issued.
Interest is paid at 7 percent per annum.
If utility service is terminated and the deposit has not already been returned, the deposit and accrued interest are applied to the final bill. Any credit balance is refunded to you.
Deposits for reasons of tampering or unauthorized use are retained for 36 months. The deposit is refunded if you make satisfactory bill payments during the last 12 months of the 36-month period.
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