DTE Energy smart meter lead punches back, complains about news story
In a letter to the editor titled "Advanced meters are the future," the manager of DTE Energy's advanced metering program complains about an April 12 story in the Detroit News. Bob Sitkauskas claims the piece "contained numerous mischaracterizations about DTE Energy's advanced utility meter program and failed to point out the many benefits the meters will provide to our customers."
The story reported that a Michigan Court of Appeals had overturned a recent rate increase, sending it back to the Public Service Commission for review. "The Court of Appeals did not reject the costs or say they were improper," Sitkauskas argues. "We anticipate that the program will be seen as a great investment that is bringing numerous benefits to our customers."