- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - DTE Energy wants to raise electricity rates by 3.2 percent.

The Detroit News (https://bit.ly/13nDw1A) reports that residential customers would see an average increase of nearly $10 a month. The request was filed Friday at the Michigan Public Service Commission.

Rate cases can take many months, but DTE can implement the increase on its own in June while waiting for a decision from regulators. The utility says it needs to charge more for electricity to pay for billions in improvements in the last four years.

DTE has 2.1 million electricity customers in southeastern Michigan. It also provides natural gas.

The company’s last rate increase request was in 2010. The attorney general’s office and other parties will be allowed to give opinions on the case.

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/


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