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Introducing DTE's New Time of Day Rate

More Choice, More Control

More smart homes, EVs and a more device-driven world mean demand on the electric grid is growing. That's why DTE, and the state of Michigan, are moving to a Time of Day plan in March 2023 to better fit our customer's unique needs.

With our new Time of Day 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. rate, when you adjust your habits and do things like laundry, dishes or run your air conditioner in off-peak hours, you benefit from a lower electric rate.

You choose how to manage your electric use so you're in control of your bill.

Reliable Energy for Everyone

With our new Time of Day rate, everyone wins.

You can take advantage of lower electricity rates by making simple adjustments in your daily life and we can even out demand.

Together, we can make sure you have reliable, affordable energy to power your lives now and in the future.

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How the Time of Day 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Rate Works

When you adjust your habits and do things like laundry, dishes or run your air conditioner in off-peak hours, you benefit from a lower rate.

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Off-Peak Hour Rates

20 hours during the weekday
plus ALL WEEKEND:

15.45¢ PER kWh

Peak Hour Rates

4 hours during the weekday from
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

16.75¢ PER kWh   (October-May)
20.98¢ PER kWh   (June-September)

New Rate FAQ

Why is my rate changing?

The residential rate is being changed to a variable Time of Day rate as a way to smooth out peaks in demand. By providing a lower rate in off-peak hours, consumers will be more likely to reduce energy usage during peak hours when demand on the grid is highest.

How does the Time of Day 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. base rate differ from my current rate?

Your current rate is the same regardless of the time or day. With our new Time of Day rates, you can save money by shifting your energy use to before 3 p.m. or after 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

What is driving customer demand and why do Time of Day rates help?

Electric power is playing a bigger and bigger role in our lives. From the cars we drive to the electric appliances and devices we power around the clock, customers expect more and are using more energy. Time of Day keeps the grid balanced while helping you save through more control and more choice.

Does this transition affect all residential electric customers?

Starting in March 2023, those customers on our D1 standard residential electric base rate will move to the new Time of Day rates and you will see this change in your billing cycle. If you are on this rate, your plan will change to Time of Day in March as our new standard rate.

Can I save money on a Time of Day rate?

By shifting your energy use to before 3 p.m. or after 7 p.m. you can manage your bill. Get a programmable thermostat and pre-cool your home before 3 p.m., start a load of laundry after 7 p.m. or run your dishwasher as you leave the house in the morning.

How do I learn more about this rate?

We'll be sending you a welcome kit in the mail with more information about the rate change before you are converted in 2023.