A new year is a great time to rework your household budget or start one for the first time. Fortunately, DTE Energy has multiple billing programs and tools to help you forecast and manage your energy bills, so you can easily budget for 2023. 

Try our energy usage tools 

With our energy usage tools, you can see how changes to your home and energy usage can affect your bill. These tools will easily help you plan your energy use based on your household budget. By logging into your online account and selecting “Analyze My Bill,” you can: 

  • Analyze your monthly, daily and hourly energy usage data 
  • Explore electric vehicle charging costs 
  • See how appliances and other changes impact your bill 
  • Understand how external factors such as bill period length and weather can impact your bill 

Have questions while you’re using the tool? Chat with a live DTE representative online, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Log into your DTE online account and check out these tools today! 

Sign up for eBill Paperless Billing 

When you enroll in eBill, your monthly energy bill will be sent to your email inbox every month. No more paper statements and no waiting on the mail – you can review and pay your bill as soon as it’s available, simplifying your life while also conserving paper. Plus, you’ll receive a PDF version of your bill for your digital records. 

Learn more and sign up for eBill here

Get your budget in order with BudgetWise Billing® 

Start off 2023 the right way by making your energy bills more predictable. BudgetWise Billing® takes an average of your past year’s energy bills to set up your initial monthly bill payment. This payment plan may adjust slightly every three months based on your actual energy usage. After nine months on your plan, any outstanding balance on your account will be divided equally and added to the last three months of your plan. At the end of your plan year, if you have paid for more energy than you used, you will receive a bill credit. If you used more energy than what you paid for, you will need to settle those costs before you start a new plan in the next year. 

Learn more or enroll in BudgetWise Billing® here.   

Select your payment date with Flexible Due Date 

Choose the due date that works best for your household’s budget. Flexible Due Date is a great option if you are paid once a month or on a fixed income. Here’s how it works: 

  • Request the due date that works best for your budget. 
  • Once your date is confirmed, this will change the date we read your meter. The due date printed on your bill could be up to five days after the date you selected, but never earlier. 
  • Then you can pay your bill on your chosen due date. The first bill with your new due date may be higher or lower than normal due to the number of days in the billing period. 

Learn more or enroll in Flexible Due Date here.   

Never miss a payment with AutoPay 

One thing that will really throw off your budget is a missed payment. Avoid this in the future by enrolling in AutoPay. Once you’re signed up, your amount due every month will be automatically withdrawn from your bank account or debit or credit card on the due date. You will receive a notice of this withdrawal ahead of time, which will give you a chance to transfer money to your payment method, if necessary.  

Learn more or enroll in AutoPay here

Ready to save even more? To learn more about DTE’s energy-saving programs, visit dteenergy.com/saveenergy