DTE Keeps Asking for Rate Hikes, Irritating Attorney General Dana Nessel

August 05, 2019, 1:11 PM

One thing DTE Energy has not been shy about is asking the Michigan Public Service Commission to approve rate hikes, In May, DTE got more than $273 million in boosts, which came out to an average of 8.69 percent. Two months later, it requested even higher levels, Keith Matheny of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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DTE's rapid return annoys state Attorney General Dana Nessel.

“Months after it received a rate increase from MPSC, DTE shows it is completely unconcerned about the savings accounts of its consumers," she said in a news release.

"Today I’m putting them on notice: I plan to vigorously review all their filings and make certain the priority in this case is ensuring affordable energy for Michigan consumers, not dividends for their shareholders.”

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