DTE Energy

Natural gas utility in Michigan

About DTE Energy

DTE Energy, or MichCon, is a Detroit-based integrated energy company with two utility subsidiaries: DTE Gas and DTE Electric. The state-regulated utility serves homes and businesses across the state of Michigan, with the two utility services delivering power to a total of 3.5 million consumers. Founded in 1903, DTE is a public company with a portfolio that includes non-utility energy businesses.

Understanding deregulation in Michigan

Energy deregulation refers to the restructuring of the energy market to encourage competition. Essentially, in a deregulated market, consumers have the power to choose their energy supplier based on their needs. Before choosing an energy supplier, check DTE rates to make an informed decision.

Apart from allowing consumers to choose their preferred energy provider, a deregulated market also lets you switch providers when you are not happy with your current service. Remember, however, that if you leave your current contract before it expires, you could be subject to an early termination fee.

It is important to look at the different natural gas rates in Michigan, understand the rate structure, and consider the length of the contract and payment options before signing up for a plan. Today, a good number of providers have renewable energy plans to help you reduce your carbon footprint.

What is DTE Energy’s price to compare?

You can rely on “Price to Compare” when comparing prices from different suppliers. The Price to Compare is the average cost for generation and transmission derived from your rate classification. DTE Energy’s natural gas supply rate is $13.10 per hundred cubic feet for residential service. Enter your ZIP code to see if you can beat the rate charged on DTE services.

What is the difference between a utility and a supplier?

Energy suppliers act as the middlemen between power generators and consumers. These companies buy electricity and natural gas wholesale in the market and retail it to consumers. They are also responsible for setting electric rates and contract terms. On the other hand, utility companies like Michigan Consolidated Gas Company and DTE Electric are responsible for distributing energy to homes and businesses in the region they serve. These companies own the wires and lines through which energy is distributed.

Which suppliers are available in DTE Energy’s service area?

There are a number of suppliers competing for business in the state of Michigan. Enter your ZIP code to view the suppliers in Michigan.

Contact DTE Energy

To report outages, ask questions about transmission rates or seek clarification on your bill, you should contact DTE directly:

  • To report an outage online, click here.
  • Outage phone number: at 1-800-477-4747.

Updated: 7/31/2020