DETROIT – DTE says residential customers will see an average increase of nearly $10 a month if they have their way. The request was filed Friday at the Michigan Public Service Commission.
Rate cases can take many months, but DTE can implement the increase on its own in June while waiting for a decision from regulators. The utility says it needs to charge more for electricity to pay for improvements in the last four years. The company’s last rate increase request was in 2010. The attorney general’s office and other parties will be allowed to give opinions on the case.