April 10, 2008
DTE Energy Helps Customers Apply for Home Heating Credit
DETROIT, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy, parent company of Detroit Edison and MichCon, is helping low-income customers apply for the Home Heating Credit, a state energy credit that can help offset the costs of natural gas or electricity used to heat homes in the winter.
The Home Heating Credit is based on household income, the number of exemptions claimed and the home's actual heating costs. Special exemptions may be available to customers 65 and older and to people with disabilities. Department of Human Services recipients and people who receive other public assistance also may be eligible for the credit if they owned or rented a home or apartment in 2007.
In addition to this help, DTE Energy offers a number of payment assistance programs to help customers manage their energy bills and avoid service shut-offs. The company can also help customers work with outside agencies that may provide bill payment help. Customers having trouble paying their utility bills should call DTE Energy at (800) 477-4747.
CONTACT: Len Singer, +1-313-235-8809, or Lorie N. Kessler,+1-313-235-8807, both of DTE Energy
Web site: http://www.dteenergy.com/