Based on your household or business needs, you may be eligible for one or more of our rate programs that provide you with alternate rate options.
Learn more by clicking the sections below.

CoolCurrents® is our interruptible air conditioning rate that can save you up to 14% on your summer air conditioning bill. If you use a central air conditioner or air source heat pump, then you’re eligible for this special rate. CoolCurrents is designed to help you control your summer energy bills and keep you feeling cool and comfortable.

How it works

Before enrolling, you’ll need to hire an electrician to wire your central air conditioner or air source heat pump for a separate advanced meter. Then, call us at 800.477.4747 to install the advanced meter and provide a small wireless device to control your air conditioning.

On select summer days, DTE Electric will briefly interrupt your air conditioning in 15-minute intervals by sending a signal to the device. The air conditioning cycling is limited to no more than 8 hours in a 24 hour period. You’ll know that your service is interrupted when the red light on your device is lit.

CoolCurrents has a monthly service charge of $1.95 from June through October (regardless of usage), but this rate program may provide participating customers with a savings of up to 14% off your normal air conditioning bill.

Additional Benefits
CoolCurrents helps us provide more reliable service to all customers on days when the demand for electricity is high.

CoolCurrents Load Control Device Upgrade Program
DTE Energy is replacing the current Load Control Devices (LCD) with new, state of the art equipment. The new LCD will be the same size as the current device and will provide the same functionality. See the linked FAQ for more information.

Our Geothermal Rate provides two ways to save up to 50% off the heating and cooling portion of your energy bill.

First, the Time-of-Day option offers a lower energy price during off-peak hours while increasing the price during on-peak hours. On-peak hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and off-peak hours apply all other times.

Second, the Geothermal Rate is seasonal. This means the price you pay during the summer (June through September) is different than your price during the winter (October through May).

To qualify, your home or business must have:

A geothermal ground source heat pump system, or a split system with a natural gas, propane or oil booster, if the geothermal heat pump is designed to operate at least 80% of the time.

To enroll in the Geothermal rate:

  • Contact one of our service planners to verify that your geothermal equipment is compatible with our program. If not, other equipment may need to be installed.
  • Have wiring installed by a licensed, independent electrical contractor to accomodate a separate geothermal advanced meter.

Air source heat pumps do not qualify for this rate. However, you may qualify for another rate program

Call us at 800.477.4747 before purchasing an air source heat pump or to request installation of the separately-metered geothermal advanced meter.

Read more about geothermal system here.


GreenCurrents® is Michigan’s voluntary renewable energy program. By enrolling, you are supporting the generation of electricity from Michigan-based, renewable energy sources. In fact, 84 percent of the renewable energy we provide comes from biomass sources like cow power (biogas) and landfill gas and 16 percent comes from wind turbines.

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The GreenCurrents® program is designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and strengthen Michigan’s energy independence, but it can also brighten your day too. Enroll in GreenCurrents® today and we’ll send you a $10 American Express gift card.

Enrollment Options.

  • Kilowatt-Hour Block Enrollment -( $2.50/month)
    This option enables you to choose a participation level that is right for you and your budget. You can purchase a “block” of 100-kilowatt hours of renewable energy for $2.50 per month. This monthly cost is in addition to your normal monthly electric charges.
  • 100% Match
    This option enables you to match 100 percent of your monthly electric consumption for 2 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). The monthly cost is based on the amount of kilowatt-hours used each month, and is in addition to your normal monthly electric charges.

Green-e Energy Certified

GreenCurrents® is a Green-e Energy™ certified renewable energy program. Green-e Energy™ is the nation’s leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions in the retail market.

Green-e Energy™ certifies that GreenCurrents® meets the minimum environmental and consumer protection standards established by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions.

For more information on Green-e-Energy™ certification requirements, visit the call 1-888-63-GREEN or visit Be sure to see our Green-e-Energy product labels and Terms and Conditions and Historic Product Content Label.

Note: All customers are required to pay the full applicable renewable energy surcharge necessary to facilitate compliance with Michigan’s energy portfolio standard. Your GreenCurrents® charge is in addition to the renewable energy portfolio charge

Charge your electric vehicle during off-peak hours—overnight or on the weekend—and save up to 40% off of your residential rate.

The Plug-in Electric Vehicle Rate (D1.9) requires the installation of a separate advanced meter and a Level 2 Electric Vehicle charger and is limited to 5,000 customers.

Choose your Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rate option:

  • Rate Option 1*
  • Time-of-Use (TOU)
    •       On-Peak: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m., $0.20253 per kwh
    •       Off-Peak: All other times, $0.09186 per kwh
    • *Prices include energy and distribution charges only.
  • Rate Option 2**
  • Flat Rate
  •       $42.16 per month, per vehicle
  •       Limited to 250 customers

**The fixed monthly Flat Rate is charged regardless of the amount of energy consumed by the electric vehicle during the billing period.


  • To get a PEV advanced meter, you must have correct wiring, a level 2 charger and meter enclosure installed by a licensed, independent electrical contractor.

  • You also need to receive approval of inspection for the electrical work from your city and provide documentation of passed inspection prior to installation of the advanced meter.

  • Contact DTE at 313.235.7700 or email to notify us that you have passed inspection and want to schedule your advanced meter installation.

More information about the rate and installation requirements is available here.

This Experimental Dynamic Peak Pricing Rate allows you to save money by simply shifting your energy usage. The rate is currently available to up to 5,000 customers, and will remain “experimental” until further notice from the Michigan Public Service Commission.

Pilot Study Results
During a pilot study that spanned 17 months, participants reduced their energy cost by an average of 10%. By taking an active role in managing your energy use, you have the opportunity to save money — how much you save depends on the choices you make.

How it works
The DPP rate is made possible by advanced meters, which measure and report energy use on an hourly basis. This rate better reflects the true cost of generating and supplying electricity throughout the day.

On-Peak and Critical Peak Periods
You pay more for energy during Critical Peak and On-Peak times, when supply is tighter and demand is highest.

Mid-Peak Periods
During Mid-Peak hours, you pay about the same as other customers who are on the Standard Residential Electric Rate.

Off-Peak Periods
During Off-Peak weekday hours, plus all day Saturday and Sunday and designated holidays, you pay less than other customers. The DPP Rate allows you to save money when you shift your electric usage to these times.

*This chart reflects only the power supply charges for the DPP rate. As with all rates, applicable delivery charges, taxes and surcharges are added.

**Designated holidays: New Year’s Day, Labor Day, Good Friday, Thanksgiving Day, Memorial Day, Christmas Day, Independence Day.

Critical Peak Events
During times of extremely high demand for electricity, a Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) event may be declared. Customers will be notified by 6 p.m. a day in advance of the Critical Peak event. Events will only occur on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and are limited to a maximum of 20 occurrences (80 hours) per calendar year. During CPP events, the power supply cost of electricity rises from 12.65¢ per kWh to $1 per kWh.

With advance planning, you can easily prevent a higher energy bill when CPP events are called. Simple ideas include:

  • Ensure your notification information is up to date so that you know when CPP events are announced. To verify or update your contact information, call our Contact Center, 855.836.6707. Our customer service representatives are available Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist you.
  • Make a list ahead of time of the actions your household will take to reduce energy use, then post it in a common area of your home. To discover some energy savings ideas, check our example of a Household Plan.

5 Ways to save during Critical Peak events

  1. Keep your notification preferences up-to-date to make sure you receive your day-ahead notification. To update your contact information, call 855.836.6707.
  2. Make an action plan to reduce energy use during Critical Peak events. For instance, pre-charge laptops so they run on batter power during events.
  3. Avoid or minimize use of big energy draw appliances and electronics during Peak events. Manage small appliances, too. Unplug chargers. Use smart strips to completely power down TVs and other electronics.
  4. Pre-cool the house during lower cost periods. Let the temp drift up over the Critical Peak period. Close blinds and drapes, especially on sunny days, to avoid solar heat gain. Remember Critical Peak events only last four hours, 3PM – 7PM Monday through Friday.
  5. Download the free DTE Insight app with an Apple or Android device. Use the app to better understand how your household uses energy.

Learning aids
Download and print these simple posters to help yourself and others at home remember to take advantage of your cost-saving Dynamic Peak Pricing Rate. Customize them by adding personalized reminders.

(These small posters print on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper.)

Calculate it
The cost calculator compares the cost of operating appliances and electronics during On- and Off-Peak hours

The Am I Saving calculator estimates your savings against the standard Residential rate.

Enroll Today!
Enroll in the DPP rate today by calling 855.836.6707. Please note that this rate may not be combined with any other electric rate or separately advanced metered service.

Depending on your energy use, you could save up to 34 percent - about $16 each month - on your DTE electric bill.

Average usage per month Average use per day** On your current residential electric service rate, you pay On the Senior Citizen Rate, you'd pay And, you'd save
300 kWh* 10kWh $46 per month $30 per month 34% each month
400 13 $66 $54 18%
500 17 $80 $73 9%
600 20 $96 $92 4%
650 23 $104 $101 3%

*One kilowatt hour (kWh) is the electricity needed to watch a 32” LCD TV for about 10 hours. You are billed based on how many kilowatt hours you use.

**Your average usage per day for the past year can be found on the electric graph on your bill.

To take full advantage of the discount, you must be 62 years of age and head of household, and use an average of less than 700 kilowatt hours per month, otherwise you will not benefit from this rate. The rate change will take effect as of your next invoice and cannot be retroactive.

Check your average electricity use over the past 12 months. Your actual savings will depend on the amount of electricity you use. Note: It’s possible some months you may use more than 700 kWh, but if your average monthly consumption is below 700 kWh you will save.

Sign up and save
To enroll in the Senior Citizen Electric Service Rate, just contact us at 800.477.4747 (Press 1 for “residential,” then press 3 for “billing/payment,” then press 5 for “other.”) Your DTE Energy representative will be happy to help you changing your rate.

The Outdoor Protective Lighting (OPL) Rate is a supplemental rate that is used for security lighting. Once enrolled in this rate program, we’ll install lighting, usually on our utility poles,that illuminate a designated portion of your private property. A number of specific terms and conditions apply to this rate.

OPL Rate Conditions

  • You are currently using electric service under one of our standard metered rates.
  • We install, own, operate and maintain the lighting.
  • Your contract is for 5 years of service. If you terminate early, the remaining balance of the contract is due.
  • Your dusk to dawn service is controlled by photo-sensitive devices, that provide service every night and all night for approx. 4,200 hours per year.

Sample OPL Rates
This information is for sample purposes and provides only a partial list of available wattages, lamps and service connection types. The charges listed below do not include applicable surcharges, credits, taxes, additional credits or fees based on lamp type, quantity, date or conditions of installation.

Wattage Lamp Type Service Connection type Monthly Charge
100-250 High Pressure Sodium Overhead $12- $18
400- 1000 High Pressure Sodium Overhead $29- $37
1000 Metal Halide Overhead $47

If you spend $250 or more on average each month on your electric bill, you may benefit from our Time-of-Day Electric Rate. With this rate, electricity used during off-peak hours (from 7 p.m. to 11 a.m. Monday-Friday and weekends) is priced at a substantial discount. An advanced meter monitors your energy consumption, tracking how much is used during off-peak and on-peak hours.

Shift and Save
With the Time-of-Day Rate, changing your schedule in a few small ways can translate into major savings. Simple ways to save under this plan include:

  • Wait to operate your dishwasher and laundry appliances until after 7 p.m.
  • Increase the temperature on your air conditioning.
  • Turn off lights, television and computer equipment when not in use – especially during on-peak hours!
  • Shower or bathe after 7 p.m. and before 11 a.m, if you have an electric water heater.

Here’s how your savings could pile up:

If your average monthly electric bill is

Your estimated annual savings on the TOD rate*

Your estimated annual savings with reduced on-peak consumption**






















*Based on 25% on-peak and 75% off-peak monthly consumption.
**Based on 20% on-peak and 80% off-peak monthly consumption.

Learn More
To see if our Time-of-Day Rate could benefit you, find your average monthly cost by signing in to your online account and looking at your billing history. If your average cost is over $250 per month, this rate may benefit you.

Sign Up Today
To enroll in Time-of-Day Rate, simply contact a DTE Energy representative at 800.477.4747.

Taking action to care for the environment
BioGreenGas® is a voluntary program which supports the local development of renewable natural gas by using the methane that arises naturally from landfills. As organic matter decays, methane escapes into the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas. Capturing methane and removing the impurities creates a renewable source of pipeline quality natural gas. We're leading the US with this program.

How your support helps
Biogas production is a relatively new technology and can be quite expensive. DTE Energy believes that the benefit of developing landfill gas production creates a win-win situation for our planet and Michigan natural gas customers. When customers partner with us, they are helping to advance the use of a valuable resource.

For just $2.50 per month, you can participate in the BioGreenGas program. You’ll be joining us and your fellow natural gas customers in supporting renewable energy development and creating a cleaner, more sustainable Michigan.

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The BioGreenGas program supports the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, creating a cleaner, more sustainable Michigan. Enroll a residential account in BioGreenGas® today and we’ll send you a $10 American Express gift card.

To learn more and to see if the program is available in your community, enroll at BioGreenGas.