If you get your electricity from DTE Energy, you’ll want to consider enrolling in our SmartCurrents program. SmartCurrents helps you save effortlessly during periods of high energy demand when electricity often costs the most. Your participation will help DTE provide more reliable energy and benefit our Michigan communities and environment.


By enrolling in SmartCurrents you get:

  • a free ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium (valued at $250)
  • reduce stress on the grid during SmartCurrents Peak Events
  • an annual $25 bill credit when you remain in the program for one year and each subsequent year
  • an opportunity to keep your energy costs low each month

Enroll today, it typically only takes five minutes! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at dtesmartcurrents@icf.com. In the meantime, here are some frequently asked questions to get you prepared.


  • What’s a SmartCurrents Peak Event?
    • SmartCurrents Peak Events take place on select weekdays between noon and 8 p.m. for up to four hours, when your thermostat is automatically adjusted by up to 4 degrees to help you save and reduce strain on the grid during times of high demand. Events are limited, but you help us deliver more reliable energy.
  • How often are there SmartCurrents Peak Events?
    • Peak Events will never exceed a total of 64 hours per year.
  • Can I still change my thermostat if I want?
    • You always have control of your thermostat and can change the temperature at any time, even during SmartCurrents Peak Events. Please note, however, if you change the temperature during a Peak Event, your bill savings may be impacted.
  • How do I install my thermostat?
    • During enrolment, we will ask if you’d like a professional to install your thermostat for free or if you’d prefer we mail it to your home so you can install it yourself (tips here). After you’ve successfully enrolled, you can set up a free virtual or in-home installation appointment by visiting to pick a date and time that works best for you.

Learn more about SmartCurrents and enroll today while supplies last!