Michigan Attorney General Intervenes As DTE Electric Seeks Another Massive Rate Hike

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has taken a stand against DTE Electric’s latest rate hike proposal, filing notice of intervention with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). 

DTE’s application aims for an annual increase exceeding $450 million, following a recent $368 million rate hike approved merely four months prior. Attorney General Nessel, known for scrutinizing utility rate cases, highlights the potential burden on consumers, with DTE seeking over $800 million in increased rates within 13 months. Expressing concern over the lack of accountability and tangible benefits for customers, Nessel condemns the pattern of exorbitant rate requests without clear justification. 

As the investigation unfolds, Nessel vows to ensure customers aren’t subjected to undue financial strain, emphasizing the need for transparency and fairness in utility pricing.

Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell