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DTE Electric Company requests Michigan Public Service Commission approval to increase its rates, and amend its rate schedules and rules governing the distribution and supply of electric energy, and for miscellaneous accounting authority.

The information below describes how a person may participate in this case. You may call or write DTE Electric Company, One Energy Plaza, Detroit, Michigan 48226, (800) 477 - 4747, for a free copy of its application. Any person may review the application at the offices of DTE Electric Company.


The first public hearing in this matter will be held:
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:00am
This hearing will be a prehearing conference to set future hearing dates and decide other procedural matters.
Administrative Law Judge Mark D. Eyster
Michigan Public Service Commission, 7109 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing, Michigan

Any interested person may attend and participate. The hearing site is accessible, including handicapped parking. Persons needing any accommodation to participate should contact the Commission's Executive Secretary at (517) 284 - 8090 in advance to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance.


The Michigan Public Service Commission (Commission) will hold a public hearing to consider DTE Electric Company's (DTE Electric) April 19, 2017 application requesting 1) an order to determine the just and reasonable rates, effective as early as November 2017, which will provide a reasonable opportunity to recover its costs of operation, including a reasonable rate of return, in the projected test year and beyond; 2) approval of additional annual revenue increase effective as soon as possible in the projected test year; 3) approval of DTE Electric's proposed capital structure and return on equity; 4) approval of new rates effective as early as November 2017; 5) approval of the PSCR base as requested by DTE Electric; 6) approval of the proposals to implement certain customer rate schedules and tariffs; 7) approval of the recovery of DTE Electric's environmental and generation investments; 8) approval of the recovery of the Company's investments related to the strengthening of the Company's distribution system and reliability improvements; 9) approval of a capacity charge based on the methodology eastablished in Case No. U-18248 and the capacity-related costs approved in this proceeding; 10) any accounting authority associated with this application not already the subject of any other application filed; 11) an interim order concerning Customer 360 accounting no later than January 31, 2018 consistent with the procedures set forth in paragraph 21 or as otherwise lawful and appropriate; and 12) other relief.


All documents filed in this case shall be submitted electronically through the Commission's E-Dockets website at: michigan.gov/mpscedockets. Requirements and instructions for filing can be found in the User Manual on the E-Dockets help page. Documents may also be submitted, in Word or PDF format, as an attachment to an email sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you require assistance prior to e-filing, contact Commission staff at (517) 284 - 8090 or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any person wishing to intervene and become a party to the case shall electronically file a petition to intervene with this Commission by Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Interested persons may elect to file using the traditional paper format.) The proof of service shall indicate service upon DTE Electric's attorney, Jon P. Christinidis, One Energy Plaza, Detroit, Michigan 48226.

Any person wishing to appear at the hearing to make a statement of position without becoming a party to the case may participate by filing an appearance. To file an appearance, the individual must attend the hearing and advise the presiding administrative law judge of his or her wish to make a statement of position. All information submitted to the Commission in this matter becomes public information, thus available on the Michigan Public Service Commission's website, and subject to disclosure. Please do not include information you wish to remain private.

Requests for adjournment must be made pursuant to the Michigan Administrative Hearing System's Administrative Hearing Rules R 792.10422 and R 792.10432. Requests for further information on adjournment should be directed to (517) 284 - 8130. A copy of DTE Electric's request may be reviewed on the Commission's website at: michigan.gov/mpscedockets, and at the office of DTE Electric Company. For more information on how to participate in a case, you may contact the Commission at the above address or by telephone at (517) 284 - 8090.

Jurisdiction is pursuant to 1909 PA 106, as amended, MCL 460.551 et seq; 1919PA 419, as amended, MCL 460.54 et seq; 1939 PA 3, as amended, MCL 460.1 et seq; 1969 PA 306, as amended, MCL 24.201 et seq; and the Michigan Administrative Hearing System's Administrative Hearing Rules, 2015 AC, R 792.10401 et seq.


Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

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