WWJ Newsradio 950′s Florence Walton reported DTE’s on West 7 Mile Road office was temporarily closed Friday as a result of the demonstration.
DTE Energy is proposing a one-time $87 charge and $15 monthly fees for customers who don’t want the new electronic meters.
Water and Sewerage officials in Detroit are warning customers about a scheme involving claims that a new federal program is available to pay their utility bills.
Eight vanloads of demonstrators protest outside DTE headquarters as mounted police patrol and other officers stood-watch.
Michigan utility regulators say natural gas customers should see slightly lower bills this winter because of falling prices – while customers who rely on propane and heating oil probably will pay more than last winter because of higher crude oil costs.
WWJ’s Marie Osborne brings us more about the people and families helped by The Heat And Warmth Fund.