With Detroit in such bad shape economically, more residents are looking for ways to save. Enter Detroit deregulated energy. Since 2002, Detroit has been pushing for deregulated energy programs aimed at helping residents save more come bill time. Detroit deregulated energy is in full affect and more consumers are making the switch. The issue seems to be an educational one, as most consumers are still unaware that Detroit deregulated energy programs are available. These consumers remain with the incumbent energy provider, the local public utility, because they think that is their only option. As more consumers become aware of Detroit deregulated energy, analysts feel the number of people who switch to third-party providers will rise dramatically.