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Program Details
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We're sorry. This account is not eligible for the SmartCurrents program. Please review the program's eligibility details and Terms & Conditions or you can call 1.888.871.0348 for further information.

Take More Control of Your Electricity Bill

SmartCurrents combines the advantages of a free smart thermostat with the Dynamic Peak Pricing rate – lowering your electric rate during most weekday hours and all weekend long. You can save money by reducing electricity use during periods of high demand while helping reduce stress on the grid.

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Program Benefits

A free smart thermostat you can control from your phone

Dynamic Peak Pricing, which costs half the standard rate week nights and all weekend long

Easing strain on the grid, improving reliability

Take More Control of Your Electricity Bill

SmartCurrents combines the advantages of a free smart thermostat with Dynamic Peak Pricing – lower electric costs during most weekday hours and all weekend long. You can save money by reducing electricity use during periods of high demand while helping reduce stress on the grid.

Program benefits include:

A free smart thermostat you can control from your phone

Dynamic Peak Pricing, which costs half the standard rate week nights and all weekend long

Easing strain on the grid, improving reliability

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How It Works

Your free smart thermostat gives you more control – you can adjust or program your thermostat from your phone.

You can take advantage of lower rate periods with Dynamic Peak Pricing. The cost of electricity varies by time of day, with Off-Peak hours at night and on weekends costing half as much as the standard rate.

See rate details.

You can save money by running your most energy-hungry appliances at times when electricity rates are lower and by reducing your energy use during On-Peak hours.

How It Works

Install your free smart thermostat within 90 days after you are enrolled, or have it professionally installed for free.

Save with Dynamic Peak Pricing by shifting your energy use from On-Peak hours to Off-Peak or Mid-Peak hours.

During Critical Peak Events, your thermostat will automatically help you save on costs by adjusting the temperature by four degrees.

Maximize Program Benefits

After enrolling in SmartCurrents, you will receive a free ecobee3 lite smart thermostat – a $169 value – and the Dynamic Peak Pricing rate. Fulfilling program requirements and maximizing benefits is easy:

Install your free smart thermostat within 90 days after you enroll, or have it professionally installed for free. Learn more.

Stay on Dynamic Peak Pricing (DPP) for at least one year and get the full rate benefits.

During Critical Peak Events, your thermostat will automatically help you save on costs by adjusting the temperature by four degrees. You can always adjust your thermostat during events. Learn more.

Save with Your Free

Smart Thermostat

Free ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat for enrolling in DTE SmartCurrents Free ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat for enrolling in DTE SmartCurrents

Take Advantage of Dynamic Peak Pricing

Your electricity use is measured in kilowatts and you are charged a kilowatt hour (kWh) rate. You can save money and energy in the program by knowing and taking advantage of lower rate periods.

As shown below, the price you pay for electricity with Dynamic Peak Pricing varies by time of day.
Off-Peak and Mid-Peak are your lowest and most common rates. You can save by shifting energy use from On-Peak hours to Off-Peak or Mid-Peak. The more you can shift your weekday energy use away from On-Peak hours, the more you'll save.

Off-Peak Rate

4.8 cents per kWh

M - F: 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Monday-Friday 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Weekends and holidays

All weekends and holidays

Mid-Peak Rate

9.2 cents per kWh

M - F: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

On-Peak Rate

16.6 cents per kWh

Monday - Friday

Monday-Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Critical Peak

Critical Peak Rate

95.0 cents per kWh

Rare weekdays*

3 p.m to 7 p.m.

* Critical Peak Rate: Occurs no more than 14 weekdays per year from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For comparison with Dynamic Peak Pricing, the DTE standard electric rate is approximately 9.2 cents per kWh.

For comparison with Dynamic Peak Pricing, the DTE standard electric rate is 9.2 cents per kWh.

SmartCurrents participants have saved an average of 10%.

For more information, please call 888.871.0348 or email us.