1. DTE Energy, "A Message from the Chairman," http://my.dteenergy.com/main/choiceReform.do.

  2. Michigan Public Service Commission, "Michigan Energy Appraisal, Summer 2004," May 2004.

  3. Online Digest of the Small Business Association of Michigan, "Small Businesses say electric choice saves money and jobs," Feb. 10, 2004. http://www.sbam.org/sbam0304/resource/digest/features/021004.html.

  4. Michigan Public Service Commission, "Status of Electric Competition in Michigan," April 2004.

  5. Ibid.

  6. Energy Information Agency, "Electric Power Monthly," March 2004.

  7. Michigan Public Service Commission Utility Rate Books, available at http://www.cis.state.mi.us/mpsc/electric/download/rates1.pdf. The ranges represent differences in average rates for different sizes of customers.

  8. Michigan Public Service Commission, "Status of Electric Competition in Michigan," February 1, 2004.

  9. Anthony F. Earley, Jr., Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, "DTE Energy Annual Report for 2000," dated January 31, 2001, p.5.

  10. DTE Energy Press Releases, "PA 141 is Top Priority, DTE Energy CEO Tells Shareholders," April 29, 2004.

  11. DTE Energy, "A Message From the Chairman," http://my.dteenergy.com/main/choiceReform.do.

  12. Reuters News Service, "DTE Energy First Quarter Profits Rises 20%," April 28, 2004, http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/040428/utilities_dte_earns_2.html.

  13. Reuters News Service, "DTE Energy Declares Dividend" March 9, 2004; Press Release, "DTE Energy Declares Dividend," May 14, 2004.