Michigan AG Nessel Pushes for DTE Residential Rate Decrease in Response to its Rate Increase Request
Working to ensure energy remains affordable for residents across the state, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel last week filed testimony in DTE Energy’s rate hike case before the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), arguing its nine percent increase is excessive and unnecessary.DTE filed its rate increase request with the MPSC in July. The request includes an annual increase in revenues of $351 million, which would result in more than a nine percent rate increase for residential, commercial and industrial customers.The testimony provided by the Attorney General argues DTE should reduce its request to $41 million and fairly distribute its costs so industrial customers are paying their fair share. Under the Attorney General’s proposed cost distribution, residential customers would see an approximate 1.4 percent reduction in their current rates. Her testimony also includes recommendations for improving and expanding assistance programs for DTE’s low-income consumers.
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