Pricing Options

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Our Pricing Options Give You More Choice

DTE has more pricing and billing options for you to choose from. Find out what is right for you based on your budget, lifestyle and energy needs.
SmartCurrents™

 

SmartCurrents™ helps lower your electricity bill by combining the benefits of a smart thermostat with a dynamic electric rate. The thermostat and electric rate work together automatically to help you save on heating and cooling costs. We offer this program to help our customers save energy and money, and to reduce electric load on the grid when demand is very high.

How it works
  • Get a free ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat - $169 value. Install this Wi-Fi enabled thermostat yourself in as little as 15 minutes, or receive free, in-person installation from a professional.
  • Receive the Dynamic Peak Pricing rate.  On this rate, the cost of electricity varies by time of day, with Off-Peak hours at night and on weekends costing half as much as the standard rate.
  • Enjoy new ways to save on electricity costs:

 Shift energy use to Off-Peak times. Use large electric appliances, like the washing machine and dishwasher, during the hours when electricity rates are lowest. Weekends are a great time to catch up on these household chores.

Save automatically. During Critical Peak hours, your thermostat will increase the temperature by 4 degrees to help you save on A/C costs. You can always adjust your thermostat during these events.


SmartCurrents participants have the Dynamic Peak Pricing rate. Shifting your energy use to Off-Peak hours whenever possible could help lower your electricity costs.

Questions?
Check out our FAQs or call our hotline at 888.871.0348.

Want to enroll in this rate plan without joining SmartCurrents?
Call us at 888.871.0348 to learn more about signing up for our Dynamic Peak Pricing rate.

Dynamic Peak Pricing Rate
Save with this rate by shifting your energy use to lower priced times of the day, including nights and weekends.
 
Off-Peak Times
During Off-Peak weekday hours (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.), plus all day on Saturday, Sunday and designated holidays, electricity costs are the lowest.
 
Mid-Peak Times
During Mid-Peak weekday hours (7 a.m. to 3 pm. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.), electricity costs are about the same as for customers on DTE’s Standard Residential Electric Rate.
 
On-Peak Times
During On-Peak hours or times when demand for energy is greatest (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.), electricity costs are higher.
 
Critical Peak Events
During times of extremely high demand for electricity, a Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) event may be called. During an event, the cost of electricity rises to 95¢ per kWh.

You will be notified by 6 p.m., one day before the CPP event. The events only occur on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and are limited to a maximum of 14 occurrences (56 hours) per calendar year.
Dynamic peak pricing
*Designated holidays:
New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
5 Ways to Save During Critical Peak Events
  1. Keep your notification preferences up-to-date to ensure you receive your day-ahead notification. To update your contact information, call 855.836.6707.
  2. Pre-cool your home. During summer months, take advantage of Off and Mid-Peak times by running your air conditioner before 3 p.m. and allow the temperature to rise during On-Peak times. Close blinds and drapes, especially on sunny days.
  3. Shift activities like doing your laundry and running the dishwasher to Off-Peak times and on the weekend. The more electricity usage you shift to Off-Peak times, the more money you can save.
  4. Avoid or minimize use of appliances and electronics with large energy needs during On-Peak times. Unplug chargers. Use smart strips to completely power down TVs and other electronics.
  5. Download the free DTE Insight app with an Apple or Android device. Use the app to better understand how your household uses energy.
Enroll Today!
Enroll in the DPP Rate today by calling 855.836.6707.

As part of the DPP enrollment agreement, you must remain on the rate for 12 months.
Smart Savers

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Cut Cost, Not Comfort with DTE Smart Savers Program

There are peak times when the need for electricity is great enough to strain the electric system. By installing a qualifying smart thermostat that allows us to make minor, short-term adjustments that reduce power use during periods of high demand for electricity, you reduce strain on the electric grid and save money.

When you enroll in Smart Savers by September 1 and stay enrolled throughout the summer, you’ll receive a $20 gift card by the end of that calendar year.

How It Works

  • Participation is risk-free and you’ll always have ultimate control.
  • By enrolling you will allow us to make brief, limited adjustments to your Wi-Fi thermostat
    during times of peak summer electric demand (until October 1st).
  • Adjustment will never be more than 4 degrees above your current temperature for no
    more than 4 hours.
  • DTE Energy will notify participants of an event day before each event starts.
  • You can opt out of thermostat adjustment events at any time from your mobile device,
    web browser, or thermostat.

Eligibility Requirements:
To be eligible, you must not have a second separately metered service like the Interruptible Air Conditioning rate. You must also have AMI metering installed at your service address. Participants must have central air conditioning and connected in-home Wi-Fi.

Help Michigan
Customers like you are enrolling in the DTE Smart Savers program and working together to reduce energy demand. You’ll save energy and money without sacrificing comfort - and help DTE keep electric costs down for all customers in your community. Enroll today!

More Questions?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us at dte@energyhub.com.

Disclaimer
*Season ends October 1. The gift card incentive may be terminated at any time at the discretion of the Company.