Schuette wants to limit DTE rate increases

Posted at 5:47 AM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 10:28:09-05

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is hoping to limit rate increases by DTE Energy on residential customers.

A press release from the AG's office states Schuette has filed a request with the Michigan Public Service Commission to curb the company's proposal to raise rates by 6.6 percent. 

The increase is expected to cost residential customers an extra $75.00 per year. 

“Electricity is a basic need for families and businesses across Michigan,” said Schuette in a press release. “I am asking the Michigan Public Service Commission to closely examine the request being made by DTE that will raise rates for a second time in just a short period.”

Schuette's office states an earlier increase in December raised rates by 11 percent.