DTE Smart Savers

Question linkWhat is the DTE Smart Savers program?
  • DTE Energy’s voluntary demand response program is designed to reward you for reducing your electricity use during periods of high demand, while helping the environment and reliability of the electricity grid.
  • Participants agree to brief, limited events which adjust their thermostats during peak electric demand until October 1st. You can anticipate at least one adjustment, and a maximum of up to 10 adjustments per summer. Peak demand periods for adjustments typically occur on especially hot days. Adjustments will not occur on holidays.
  • DTE residential electricity customers who have installed a qualifying connected thermostat controlling their central air conditioning system are eligible.
  • Participants will earn a chance to win one of ten $500 e-gift cards after being accepted into the program
Question linkHow does the DTE Smart Savers program benefit the community?

The program:

  • Supports Michigan’s energy initiatives.
  • Protects our environment by lowering emissions.
  • Helps reduce the cost of peak energy in our region.
Question linkHow will I know if I’m eligible to enroll?

To be eligible to enroll, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • You are a DTE Energy residential electric customer.
  • You use your thermostat to control your central air conditioning.
  • You have an installed, eligible internet-connected thermostat.
  • You must have AMI metering installed at your service address.
  • You must not have a second separately metered service like, for example, the Interruptible Air Conditioning rate.
  • You must not be enrolled in the DPP Smart Currents program.
Question linkWhat is my enrollment incentive?

Participants enrolled in DTE Smart Savers will be entered to win one of ten $500 e-gift cards.

Question linkWhen will I know if I have won a $500 e-gift card?

All 10 winners of the $500 e-gift card will be notified by November 1st and will receive their e-gift card no later than November 30th.

Question linkWhich thermostats qualify for the program?
Provider Approved Thermostats
Alarm.com Radio Thermostat CT30, CT80, CT100; Trane ComfortLink Control; RCS Z-Wave Communicating Thermostat; GoControl Z-wave Thermostat; Alarm.com Smart Thermostat
ecobee ecobee3, ecobee3 Lite, ecobee4, ecobee Smart Si, ecobee Smart
Emerson Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat, Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat
Honeywell T5+ Smart Thermostat, T6 Pro Smart Thermostat, Round Smart Thermostat, Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control, Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat, Wi-Fi 9000, Wi-Fi 9000 with Voice Control, Wi-Fi Focus Pro, Wi-Fi Vision Pro
Lux LUX/GEO, LUX KONO
Nest Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Thermostat E
Radio Thermostat Company of America Filtrete 3M-50, CT30, CT50, CT80
Vivint Radio Thermostat CT100 with Vivint Go!Control Panel
Question linkHow do I sign up for DTE Smart Savers?
  • Confirm your eligibility for the DTE Smart Savers program with these three questions:
    1. Are you a DTE Energy residential electric customer?
    2. Do you use your thermostat to control your central air conditioning?
    3. Will you allow DTE to make short, low impact thermostat adjustments on high energy usage days?
  • If you confirm these three questions, please choose whether you have an internet-connected thermostat to enroll in the DTE Smart Savers program or if you would like to purchase a thermostat.
    • If you have an existing thermostat, please select among the eligible models.
    • If you don’t have an existing eligible thermostat, please choose a model, purchase and install it. Once you have installed and activated, come back to enroll your new thermostat in the DTE Smart Savers program.
    • Click the Enroll Now button to go to your thermostat’s enrollment site, where you’ll follow a series of simple steps to enroll.
  • Once your eligibility is confirmed by DTE, you will be enrolled in the program. You will receive notification on your eligibility status in your email.
Question linkHow will I know that a temperature adjustment is in progress?

Depending on your thermostat provider, notifications may appear on the thermostat or in your web or mobile application.

Question linkHow will my thermostat be adjusted?
  • At the start of an event, your thermostat will be automatically adjusted up to 4 degrees above the current temperature.
  • The adjustment will typically last no more than 4 hours, and will occur between 3 pm and 7 pm. Adjustments will not occur on holidays.
  • Once the temperature adjustment is over, your thermostat will return to its normal set point and/or schedule.
  • In some cases, your thermostat might be adjusted down 3 degrees prior to an adjustment event to precool your home or business.
  • You can opt out of an event at any time from your mobile device, web browser, or thermostat. When you opt-out of the precool, you are also opting out of the temperature adjustment.
Question linkWill participating in the program negatively impact my comfort?

Adjustments events will only affect the temperature by a few degrees, with minimal impact on comfort. And you can easily opt out of an event at any time, for any reason. Your participation is voluntary.

Question linkAm I allowed to opt out of thermostat adjustment events?

Yes. At any time during an event, you can opt out from your thermostat, mobile device, or web app.

Question linkHow do I unenroll from DTE Smart Savers?

Send an email to dte@energyhub.com requesting to end your participation in the DTE Smart Savers program. Unenrolling from the program will end your participation for all your enrolled thermostats.

Question linkWhat if I have additional questions about the program?

You can reach out to dte@energyhub.com.