Detroit-based DTE Energy's app — DTE Insight — has launched a new budget feature designed to help customers control their energy use and view their daily energy cost.
"We're always working to make the DTE Insight app experience better and more useful," says Joel Miller, program manager for DTE Insight. "The app navigation is also more user-friendly, including new swipe functionality, allowing a customer to quickly move from one screen to the next when browsing energy and budget data."
Miller says the free app links to a customer’s electric and/or natural gas meter to allow them to monitor energy use in a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual format; the ability to set and monitor an energy budget; and the ability to view electric appliances' monthly operating costs by scanning the power cord with their smartphone.
Natural gas usage data is available for customers with both DTE electric and natural gas service.
Miller says more than 155,000 DTE customers have downloaded the app, which was designed in partnership with Vectorform in Royal Oak. He says customers using the DTE Insight app are reducing their energy usage by as much as 10 percent per month.