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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

increase in Consumer's Energy and DTE electric

This comes at a bad time for most of us. On March 23rd two major utilities announced rate increases for Consumer's Energy and DTE Energy. These two companies are the two leading utility companies in Michigan.

Consumer's Energy announced an 11% increase starting in May, which according to my local paper will raise your bill about $10 per month.

DTE announced they will raise their rates in July, resulting in a 11% increase, which will raise your bill about $7.00 per month.

The state agency who is in charge of regulating utilities is the Michigan Public Service Commission. These rates will automatically increase if this agency allows it.

I have e-mailed this agency to ask them to give Michigan residents a break and not increase the rates and I encourage you to do the same. It is important at times like this to voice your opinion and tell your story of why it would be a hardship if the rates increase.

Here is the web site for the Michigan Publick Service Comission.


Humble wife said...

Holy Toledo! With everything we here about the state and the vacant cities this is certain to have more FLEE the state. Good tip for people to contact and voice their concerns and opinions.

katie said...

You are right, you would think they would make living here easy, or at least less painful than they can. Like always politicians and cities are making it harder and harder!

Thanks for the comment

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