Entries by Brian Smith

Enhance your outdoor living space and save this summer

Nothing says summer like a warm night outside with burgers on the grill, cooking s’mores over a fire and enjoying a swim or a soak in a pool or hot tub at just the right temperature. What you may not realize is that there’s an easy way to make all those things possible using the […]

Understand your energy bill in less than four minutes

Ever wondered what all the individual charges on your bill mean? Not sure what Gas Cost Recovery is or what Power Supply Energy Charge is paying for? DTE Energy’s “animated bill” now explains your energy charges in less time than it takes to make a sandwich. The video breaks down all the individual line items […]

How does natural gas power Michigan?

Did you know that the Michigan Legislature has declared this week as Natural Gas Week in Michigan? Natural gas has fueled the state’s growth for more than 150 years, dating all the way back to 1849 when DTE’s gas business got its start as the Detroit Gas Light Company, providing gas for lights in downtown […]

Natural gas prices for DTE Energy gas customers set to drop by 9%

DTE Energy announced this morning that natural gas customers will see the cost of natural gas drop by 9 percent on their April bills because of increased production and a purchasing strategy that allows the company to store cheaper natural gas in the summer for winter use. Dan Brudzynski, vice president for gas sales and […]

Infrastructure upgrades will ensure gas reliability for years to come

DTE hosted a media event Wednesday, March 29, to demonstrate the kinds of work that goes into upgrading natural gas residential and neighborhood main lines, showing how crews install and connect the polyethylene lines and upgrade to new meters. The new lines are easier to transport, cost less to install, resist corrosion and are more […]

Four reasons your heating bill may increase

An unexpectedly high bill can come as a shock, and may leave you wondering why your heating costs are up. The way to avoid a surprise when you open your bill is to understand what can drive up the amount you pay for service. Weather A big influence on the amount of energy you use […]