Schuette requests limit on DTE residential rate increases

Schuette requests limit on DTE residential rate increases

LANSING — Attorney General Bill Schuette is hoping to limit rate increases for some electrical customers in Michigan.

Schuette announced Wednesday that he filed a request to the Michigan Public Service Commission calling for a limit on DTE Electric’s proposed 6.6 percent increase on residential electric rates. Citing a U.S. Energy Information Administration report from January, Schuette’s office added that this increase would make Michigan the most expensive state for residential electric power rates in the northern Midwest.

This proposed rate hike comes after an eleven percent increase on residential customers that took effect in December.