Electric Pricing Options

Pricing options that fit your lifestyle and your budget

Find your perfect pricing option.

DTE offers pricing options to fit every budget, every lifestyle and every need. Explore all the possibilities and choose the best solution for your household.

  • Base Rates. See home electric rate options for Michigan residents.
  • Specialty Rate Options. Get special rates based on specific services and equipment in your home.
  • Add-Ons. Find even more ways to choose the right energy options for you.

Want a personalized rate recommendation?

This Personalized Rate Finder helps you find the right rate for your household.

Which base rate fits your lifestyle?

These are your base rate options for providing electricity to your home. Since everyone’s electric needs are different, consider when you use electricity the most and when you can conserve it. The more flexibility you have to shift your energy use to off-peak times, the lower your bill will be.

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Time of Day Rate
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Our new standard base rate favored by most

  • Shortest time commitment for on-peak pricing of all base rate options.
  • Best if you can shift usage to before 3 p.m. or after 7 p.m. and all weekend long.
  • The on-peak rate is lowest October through May.

24 hour clock showing moon and sun and Off-Peak time

Time of Day Rate
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Alternative base rate to save during evenings and weekends

  • Moderate savings during off-peak hours.
  • Best if you can shift usage to evenings after 7 p.m. and all weekend long.
  • The on-peak rate is lowest November through May.

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Dynamic Peak

Alternative base rate for flexible, budget-minded people

  • Multi-tiered pricing with notable savings during off-peak hours.
  • Best if you can shift usage to evenings after 11 p.m. and all day on weekends and holidays.
  • Each rate is the same year-round.

Compare Base Electric Rates*

Rates are calculated per killowatt-hour or kWh.



Mid-PeakPeak Critical Peak
Time of Day
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
(Jun 1 - Sep 30)


(Oct 1 - May 31)
Time of Day
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(Jun 1 - Oct 31)
(Nov 1 - May 31)
(Jun 1- Oct 31)
(Nov 1 - May 31)
Dynamic Peak Pricing12.67¢16.92¢24.95¢$1.03

Off-Peak: the time when the electricity demand is low.
Mid-Peak: the time when electricity demand is moderate, typically higher than off-peak hours but lower than peak hours.
Peak: the time when the electricity grid experiences the heaviest traffic.
Critical-Peak: when extraordinary situations occur or energy demand strains the grid, like during a heat wave, when electricity use is at its highest.

*Stated base rates shown include three factors: (1) capacity and (2) non-capacity charges within power supply charges and (3) distribution within delivery charges. All other surcharges, including Power Supply Cost Recovery (PSCR), are not included in the stated base rate.

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Explore our specialty rate options.

No two houses are the same, so DTE has options to give you a special rate depending on your needs. Specific equipment or a separate meter is required to utilize specialty rates.


If you have central air conditioning or a whole-home air source heat pump, and can install an additional smart meter and a 24-volt power source connection.

  • During times of high electric demand, allow DTE to interrupt your air conditioner or air source heat pump in exchange for a discounted rate when compared to the Time of Day 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. rate.
  • Save up to 32% on the cooling portion of your energy bill, and, if you have an air source heat pump, save up to 20% on the electric heating portion.
Charging Forward

Electric Vehicle Rate

If you’re an EV driver, you can qualify for this rate by investing in having an additional meter installed at your home:​

  • The separate meter will be dedicated solely to your EV charger and allow you to take advantage of reduced energy costs weekdays from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. and all weekend. ​
  • If you would like to switch to our EV rate or learn more, contact us at (734) 213-9877.
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Geothermal Time of Day

If you have a geothermal system and invest in separate wiring for a meter: ​

  • Take advantage of lower energy prices during off-peak hours, including 16 hours every weekday and all weekend.​
  • You can save up to 35% on the standard residential and general business service rates for energy used by your geothermal systems.
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Water Heating Service Rate

If you invest in separate wiring for a water heater meter:

  • You can save on the water heating portion of your electric bill by using energy offered at lower prices.
  • DTE may interrupt electricity to your water heater for up to four hours per day.

Contact us at (800) 477-4747 to enroll or to learn more.

Water heating benefits and requirements

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Outdoor Protective Lighting

If you invest in energy-efficient security lighting using existing DTE utility poles on your property: ​

  • You can get a cost-effective rate for the security lighting, saving money while protecting your home.​
  • DTE provides worry-free maintenance for complete peace of mind.

Choose add-ons that help you save while being environmentally responsible.

From supporting renewable energy to being rewarded for your energy investments, DTE offers several ways to make a difference on your bill.​

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Smart Savers

If you already own a smart thermostat, get rewarded all summer long by enrolling your thermostat to be automatically adjusted up to four degrees. Save money and help the environment — it’s a win-win!

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In the market for a smart thermostat? Get a free ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium (a $249 value) by enrolling in SmartCurrents. You’ll enjoy increased home comfort, lower your energy use and help ease strain on the grid during periods of high demand.

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Reduce your carbon footprint without the upfront costs of installing your own solar or wind equipment. Support Michigan-made renewable energy conveniently and automatically through your bill.

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Rooftop Solar & Private Generation

Get credit for solar or wind electricity you generate and send back to the grid. If you already have on-site electricity generation or are looking to invest in it, explore what this add-on can do for you.​

Are you 65 or older?
You may be eligible for a monthly credit.

If you’re 65 or older and designated as the head of your household, you qualify for a $4.25 monthly credit to your bill. That’s a savings of over $50 annually!

Contact us at (800) 477-4747 to register for the senior citizen credit.

Learn more about our rates.

At DTE, we believe in being transparent about our rate options. Our Electric Rate Card outlines our base, specialty and other rate options. And see our most current Electric Rate Book for standard rules and regulations and rate schedule approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission.

Electric Pricing Options

Pricing options that fit your lifestyle and your budget

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Wondering when you’re using energy?

Knowledge is power. Understanding when you use energy in your home can help you save money. Download our FREE DTE Insight App to unlock easy-to-use features that show you how to manage, control and transform your home energy use.

Want to learn how to lower your energy bill?

Get personalized recommendations for saving money and energy.

Explore billing and payment options.

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About Billing

At DTE, we offer convenient payment options to fit with your lifestyle and budget. Explore our various billing programs and ways to pay.

Learn what makes up your bill each month and how rates are determined with our Usage and Rates Explained.

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Payment Assistance

If you’re having trouble paying your electric bill, DTE can help. We offer several programs to assist you with payment, including general assistance and low-income support.


Please call us at (800) 477-4747 to avoid service disconnection and to find a payment plan that works with your budget.