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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
___________________________________
FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Quarterly Period ended September 30, 2014
Commission file number 1-11607
DTE ENERGY COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Michigan
38-3217752
(State or other jurisdiction of
(I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)
Identification No.)
 
 
One Energy Plaza, Detroit, Michigan
48226-1279
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
313-235-4000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer x
 
Accelerated filer o
 
Non-accelerated filer o
 
Smaller reporting company o
 
 
 
 
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes o No x
At September 30, 2014, 176,991,277 shares of DTE Energy’s common stock were outstanding, substantially all of which were held by non-affiliates.
 





DTE Energy Company

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
Quarter Ended September 30, 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
Page
 
 
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DEFINITIONS


CFTC
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
 
 
COA
U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
 
 
Company
DTE Energy Company and any subsidiary companies
 
 
Customer Choice
Michigan legislation giving customers the option to choose alternative suppliers for electricity and natural gas.
 
 
DOE
U.S. Department of Energy
 
 
DTE Electric
DTE Electric Company (a direct wholly owned subsidiary of DTE Energy Company) and subsidiary companies.
 
 
DTE Energy
DTE Energy Company, directly or indirectly the parent of DTE Electric, DTE Gas and numerous non-utility subsidiaries.
 
 
DTE Gas
DTE Gas Company (an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of DTE Energy) and subsidiary companies.
 
 
EPA
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
 
FASB
Financial Accounting Standards Board
 
 
FERC
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
 
 
FOV
Finding of Violation
 
 
FTRs
Financial transmission rights are financial instruments that entitle the holder to receive payments related to costs incurred for congestion on the transmission grid.
 
 
GCR
A Gas Cost Recovery mechanism authorized by the MPSC that allows DTE Gas to recover through rates its natural gas costs.
 
 
MDEQ
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
 
 
MGP
Manufactured Gas Plant
 
 
MISO
Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.
 
 
MPSC
Michigan Public Service Commission
 
 
MTM
Mark-to-market
 
 
NEIL
Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited
 
 
Non-utility
An entity that is not a public utility. Its conditions of service, prices of goods and services and other operating related matters are not directly regulated by the MPSC.
 
 
NOV
Notice of Violation
 
 
NRC
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
 
 
PLD
City of Detroit's Public Lighting Department
 
 
Production tax credits
Tax credits as authorized under Sections 45K and 45 of the Internal Revenue Code that are designed to stimulate investment in and development of alternate fuel sources. The amount of a production tax credit can vary each year as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.
 
 
PSCR
A Power Supply Cost Recovery mechanism authorized by the MPSC that allows DTE Electric to recover through rates its fuel, fuel-related and purchased power costs.
 
 
REF
Reduced Emissions Fuel
 
 
Securitization
DTE Electric financed specific stranded costs at lower interest rates through the sale of rate reduction bonds by a wholly-owned special purpose entity, The Detroit Edison Securitization Funding LLC.
 
 
TRIA
Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Act of 2005
 
 

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DEFINITIONS

TRM
Transitional Reconciliation Mechanism
 
 
VIE
Variable Interest Entity
Units of Measurement
 
 
 
Bcf
Billion cubic feet of natural gas
 
 
BTU
Heat value (energy content) of fuel
 
 
kWh
Kilowatthour of electricity
 
 
MMBtu
One million BTU
 
 
MWh
Megawatthour of electricity


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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain information presented herein includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of DTE Energy. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “projected,” “aspiration” and “goals” signify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and conditions, but rather are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future results to be materially different from those contemplated, projected, estimated or budgeted. Many factors may impact forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, the following:

impact of regulation by the FERC, MPSC, NRC, CFTC and other applicable governmental proceedings and regulations, including any associated impact on rate structures;
the amount and timing of cost recovery allowed as a result of regulatory proceedings, related appeals or new legislation, including legislative amendments and Customer Choice programs;
economic conditions and population changes in our geographic area resulting in changes in demand, customer conservation and thefts of electricity and natural gas;
environmental issues, laws, regulations, and the increasing costs of remediation and compliance, including actual and potential new federal and state requirements;
health, safety, financial, environmental and regulatory risks associated with ownership and operation of nuclear facilities;
changes in the cost and availability of coal and other raw materials, purchased power and natural gas;
the potential for losses on investments, including nuclear decommissioning and benefit plan assets and the related increases in future expense and contributions;
volatility in the short-term natural gas storage markets impacting third-party storage revenues;
volatility in commodity markets, deviations in weather and related risks impacting the results of our energy trading operations;
access to capital markets and the results of other financing efforts which can be affected by credit agency ratings;
instability in capital markets which could impact availability of short and long-term financing;
the timing and extent of changes in interest rates;
the level of borrowings;
the potential for increased costs or delays in completion of significant construction projects;
changes in and application of federal, state and local tax laws and their interpretations, including the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, rulings, court proceedings and audits;
the effects of weather and other natural phenomena on operations and sales to customers, and purchases from suppliers;
unplanned outages;
the cost of protecting assets against, or damage due to, terrorism or cyber attacks;
employee relations and the impact of collective bargaining agreements;
the availability, cost, coverage and terms of insurance and stability of insurance providers;
cost reduction efforts and the maximization of plant and distribution system performance;
the effects of competition;
changes in and application of accounting standards and financial reporting regulations;
changes in federal or state laws and their interpretation with respect to regulation, energy policy and other business issues;
contract disputes, binding arbitration, litigation and related appeals; and
the risks discussed in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

New factors emerge from time to time. We cannot predict what factors may arise or how such factors may cause our results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


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Part I — Financial Information

Item 1. Financial Statements

DTE Energy Company

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
(In millions, except per share amounts)
Operating Revenues
$
2,595

 
$
2,387

 
$
9,223

 
$
7,128

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating Expenses
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Fuel, purchased power and gas
1,119

 
967

 
4,550

 
2,931

Operation and maintenance
860

 
728

 
2,512

 
2,168

Depreciation and amortization
293

 
284

 
855

 
811

Taxes other than income
86

 
84

 
268

 
262

Asset (gains) and losses, reserves and impairments, net
(2
)
 
(5
)
 
(10
)
 
(6
)
 
2,356

 
2,058

 
8,175

 
6,166

Operating Income
239

 
329

 
1,048

 
962

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other (Income) and Deductions
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Interest expense
107

 
106

 
323

 
327

Interest income
(2
)
 
(2
)
 
(7
)
 
(7
)
Other income
(55
)
 
(58
)
 
(136
)
 
(148
)
Other expenses
11

 
7

 
29

 
23

 
61

 
53

 
209

 
195

Income Before Income Taxes
178

 
276

 
839

 
767

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income Tax Expense
21

 
76

 
229

 
225

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income
157

 
200

 
610

 
542

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Less: Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests
1

 
2

 
4

 
5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income Attributable to DTE Energy Company
$
156

 
$
198

 
$
606

 
$
537

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic Earnings per Common Share
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income Attributable to DTE Energy Company
$
0.88

 
$
1.13

 
$
3.42

 
$
3.07

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted Earnings per Common Share
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income Attributable to DTE Energy Company
$
0.88

 
$
1.13

 
$
3.42

 
$
3.07

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Basic
177

 
175

 
177

 
174

Diluted
177

 
176

 
177

 
175

Dividends Declared per Common Share
$
0.69

 
$
0.66

 
$
2.00

 
$
1.93


See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

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DTE Energy Company

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
(In millions)
Net income
$
157

 
$
200

 
$
610

 
$
542

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benefit obligations, net of taxes of $1, $2, $2 and $4, respectively
2

 
2

 
3

 
7

Net unrealized gains on investments during the period, net of taxes of $—, $1, $— and $1, respectively

 
1

 
1

 
1

Foreign currency translation, net of taxes of $(1), $—, $(1) and $(1), respectively
(1
)
 
1

 
(1
)
 
(1
)
Other comprehensive income
1

 
4

 
3

 
7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comprehensive income
158

 
204

 
613

 
549

Less comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests
1

 
2

 
4

 
5

Comprehensive income attributable to DTE Energy Company
$
157

 
$
202

 
$
609

 
$
544


See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)



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DTE Energy Company

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (Unaudited)

 
September 30,
 
December 31,
 
2014
 
2013
 
(In millions)
ASSETS
Current Assets
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
60

 
$
52

Restricted cash, principally Securitization
61

 
123

Accounts receivable (less allowance for doubtful accounts of $60 and $55, respectively)
 
 
 
Customer
1,257

 
1,542

Other
120

 
127

Inventories
 
 
 
Fuel and gas
511

 
363

Materials and supplies
282

 
265

Derivative assets
68

 
99

Regulatory assets
91

 
26

Other
305

 
209

 
2,755

 
2,806

Investments
 
 
 
Nuclear decommissioning trust funds
1,229

 
1,191

Other
618

 
603

 
1,847

 
1,794

Property
 
 
 
Property, plant and equipment
26,169

 
25,123

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization
(9,670
)
 
(9,323
)
 
16,499

 
15,800

Other Assets
 
 
 
Goodwill
2,018

 
2,018

Regulatory assets
2,704

 
2,837

Securitized regulatory assets
86

 
231

Intangible assets
108

 
122

Notes receivable
87

 
102

Derivative assets
29

 
27

Other
243

 
198

 
5,275

 
5,535

Total Assets
$
26,376

 
$
25,935


See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

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DTE Energy Company

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (Unaudited) — (Continued)

 
September 30,
 
December 31,
 
2014
 
2013
 
(In millions, except shares)
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current Liabilities
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
873

 
$
962

Accrued interest
110

 
90

Dividends payable
122

 
116

Short-term borrowings
653

 
131

Current portion long-term debt, including capital leases
274

 
898

Derivative liabilities
134

 
195

Regulatory liabilities
164

 
302

Other
475

 
495

 
2,805

 
3,189

Long-Term Debt (net of current portion)
 
 
 
Mortgage bonds, notes and other
7,426

 
6,618

Securitization bonds

 
105

Junior subordinated debentures
480

 
480

Capital lease obligations
3

 
11

 
7,909

 
7,214

Other Liabilities
 

 
 

Deferred income taxes
3,546

 
3,321

Regulatory liabilities
715

 
862

Asset retirement obligations
1,911

 
1,827

Unamortized investment tax credit
43

 
47

Derivative liabilities
19

 
43

Accrued pension liability
499

 
653

Accrued postretirement liability
286

 
350

Nuclear decommissioning
179

 
178

Other
278

 
297

 
7,476

 
7,578

Commitments and Contingencies (Notes 7 and 11)
 
 
 

 
 
 
Equity
 
 
 
Common stock, without par value, 400,000,000 shares authorized, 176,991,277 and 177,087,230 shares issued and outstanding, respectively
3,900

 
3,907

Retained earnings
4,402

 
4,150

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(133
)
 
(136
)
Total DTE Energy Company Equity
8,169

 
7,921

Noncontrolling interests
17

 
33

Total Equity
8,186

 
7,954

Total Liabilities and Equity
$
26,376

 
$
25,935


See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

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DTE Energy Company

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
(In millions)
Operating Activities
 
 
 
Net income
$
610

 
$
542

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
855

 
811

Nuclear fuel amortization
33

 
25

Allowance for equity funds used during construction
(16
)
 
(10
)
Deferred income taxes
244

 
162

Asset (gains) and losses, reserves and impairments, net
(10
)
 
(5
)
Changes in assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable, net
273

 
177

Inventories
(165
)
 
35

Accounts payable
48

 
(16
)
Accrued pension obligation
(154
)
 
(44
)
Accrued postretirement obligation
(64
)
 
(191
)
Derivative assets and liabilities
(56
)
 
(23
)
Regulatory assets and liabilities
(211
)
 
327

Other assets
(66
)
 
(62
)
Other liabilities
(23
)
 
(13
)
Net cash from operating activities
1,298

 
1,715

Investing Activities
 
 
 
Plant and equipment expenditures — utility
(1,295
)
 
(1,101
)
Plant and equipment expenditures — non-utility
(207
)
 
(270
)
Proceeds from sale of assets
36

 
20

Restricted cash for debt redemption, principally Securitization
62

 
58

Proceeds from sale of nuclear decommissioning trust fund assets
652

 
477

Investment in nuclear decommissioning trust funds
(665
)
 
(489
)
Other
(40
)
 
(32
)
Net cash used for investing activities
(1,457
)
 
(1,337
)
Financing Activities
 
 
 
Issuance of long-term debt, net of issuance costs
1,289

 
768

Redemption of long-term debt
(1,222
)
 
(855
)
Short-term borrowings, net
522

 
31

Issuance of common stock

 
29

Repurchase of common stock
(52
)
 

Dividends on common stock
(348
)
 
(329
)
Other
(22
)
 
(16
)
Net cash from (used for) financing activities
167

 
(372
)
Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents
8

 
6

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period
52

 
65

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period
$
60

 
$
71

 
 
 
 
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities
 
 
 
Plant and equipment expenditures in accounts payable
$
192

 
$
263


See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

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DTE Energy Company

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity (Unaudited)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated
Other Comprehensive Loss
 
Non-Controlling Interests
 
 
 
Common Stock
 
Retained Earnings
 
 
 
 
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
 
 
 
Total
 
(Dollars in millions, shares in thousands)
Balance, December 31, 2013
177,087

 
$
3,907

 
$
4,150

 
$
(136
)
 
$
33

 
$
7,954

Net income

 

 
606

 

 
4

 
610

Dividends declared on common stock

 

 
(354
)
 

 

 
(354
)
Repurchase of common stock
(713
)
 
(52
)
 

 

 

 
(52
)
Benefit obligations, net of tax

 

 

 
3

 

 
3

Net change in unrealized losses on investments, net of tax

 

 

 
1

 

 
1

Foreign currency translation, net of tax

 

 

 
(1
)
 

 
(1
)
Stock-based compensation, distributions to noncontrolling interests and other
617

 
45

 

 

 
(20
)
 
25

Balance, September 30, 2014
176,991

 
$
3,900

 
$
4,402

 
$
(133
)
 
$
17

 
$
8,186


See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)



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DTE Energy Company
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)


NOTE 1ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Corporate Structure

DTE Energy owns the following businesses:

DTE Electric, an electric utility engaged in the generation, purchase, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 2.1 million customers in southeastern Michigan;

DTE Gas, a natural gas utility engaged in the purchase, storage, transportation, distribution and sale of natural gas to approximately 1.2 million customers throughout Michigan and the sale of storage and transportation capacity; and

Other businesses involved in 1) natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage; 2) power and industrial projects; and 3) energy marketing and trading operations.

DTE Electric and DTE Gas are regulated by the MPSC. Certain activities of DTE Electric and DTE Gas, as well as various other aspects of businesses under DTE Energy are regulated by the FERC. In addition, the Company is regulated by other federal and state regulatory agencies including the NRC, the EPA, the MDEQ and the CFTC.

References in this Report to “we”, “us”, “our”, “Company” or “DTE” are to DTE Energy and its subsidiaries, collectively.

Basis of Presentation

These Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in the 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

The accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements are prepared using accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. These accounting principles require management to use estimates and assumptions that impact reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Actual results may differ from the Company’s estimates.

The Consolidated Financial Statements are unaudited, but in the Company's opinion include all adjustments necessary to present a fair statement of the results for the interim periods. All adjustments are of a normal recurring nature, except as otherwise disclosed in these Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. Financial results for this interim period are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for any other interim period or for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.

Prior year balances were revised to reflect an increase of $437 million in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows line items for (i) Proceeds from sale of nuclear decommissioning trust funds, and (ii) Investment in nuclear decommissioning trust funds for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. These revisions were needed to properly state the gross purchases and sales activity in the nuclear decommissioning trust fund for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. The total of Net cash used for investing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was unchanged by these revisions. The revisions noted above are not deemed material, individually or in the aggregate, to the prior period Consolidated Financial Statements.

Principles of Consolidation

The Company consolidates all majority-owned subsidiaries and investments in entities in which it has controlling influence. Non-majority owned investments are accounted for using the equity method when the Company is able to influence the operating policies of the investee. When the Company does not influence the operating policies of an investee, the cost method is used. These Consolidated Financial Statements also reflect the Company's proportionate interests in certain jointly owned utility plants. The Company eliminates all intercompany balances and transactions.


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DTE Energy Company
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) — (Continued)

The Company evaluates whether an entity is a VIE whenever reconsideration events occur. The Company consolidates VIEs for which it is the primary beneficiary. If the Company is not the primary beneficiary and an ownership interest is held, the VIE is accounted for under the equity method of accounting. When assessing the determination of the primary beneficiary, the Company considers all relevant facts and circumstances, including: the power, through voting or similar rights, to direct the activities of the VIE that most significantly impact the VIE's economic performance and the obligation to absorb the expected losses and/or the right to receive the expected returns of the VIE. The Company performs ongoing reassessments of all VIEs to determine if the primary beneficiary status has changed.

Legal entities within the Company's Power and Industrial Projects segment enter into long-term contractual arrangements with customers to supply energy-related products or services. The entities are generally designed to pass-through the commodity risk associated with these contracts to the customers, with the Company retaining operational and customer default risk. These entities generally are VIEs and consolidated when the Company is the primary beneficiary. In addition, we have interests in certain VIEs through which we share control of all significant activities for those entities with our partners, and therefore are accounted for under the equity method.

The Company has variable interests in VIEs through certain of its long-term purchase and sale contracts. As of September 30, 2014, the carrying amount of assets and liabilities in the Consolidated Statements of Financial Position that relate to its variable interests under long-term purchase and sale contracts are predominately related to working capital accounts and generally represent the amounts owed by or to the Company for the deliveries associated with the current billing cycle under the contracts. The Company has not provided any significant form of financial support associated with these long-term contracts. There is no significant potential exposure to loss as a result of its variable interests through these long-term purchase and sale contracts.

In 2001, DTE Electric financed a regulatory asset related to Fermi 2 and certain other regulatory assets through the sale of rate reduction bonds by a wholly-owned special purpose entity, Securitization. DTE Electric performs servicing activities including billing and collecting surcharge revenue for Securitization. This entity is a VIE and is consolidated by the Company.

The maximum risk exposure for consolidated VIEs is reflected on the Company's Consolidated Statements of Financial Position. For non-consolidated VIEs, the maximum risk exposure is generally limited to its investment and amounts which it has guaranteed.


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DTE Energy Company
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) — (Continued)

The following table summarizes the major balance sheet items for consolidated VIEs as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013. All assets and liabilities of a consolidated VIE are presented where it has been determined that a consolidated VIE has either (1) assets that can be used only to settle obligations of the VIE or (2) liabilities for which creditors do not have recourse to the general credit of the primary beneficiary. VIEs, in which the Company holds a majority voting interest and is the primary beneficiary, that meet the definition of a business and whose assets can be used for purposes other than the settlement of the VIE's obligations have been excluded from the table below.

 
September 30, 2014
December 31, 2013
 
Securitization
 
Other
 
Total
 
Securitization
 
Other
 
Total
 
(In millions)
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$

 
$
12

 
$
12

 
$

 
$
12

 
$
12

Restricted cash
40

 
6

 
46

 
100

 
8

 
108

Accounts receivable
40

 
15

 
55

 
34

 
16

 
50

Inventories

 
34

 
34

 

 
118

 
118

Property, plant and equipment, net

 
84

 
84

 

 
99

 
99

Securitized regulatory assets
86

 

 
86

 
231

 

 
231

Other current and long-term assets
2

 
7

 
9

 
4

 
9

 
13

 
$
168

 
$
158

 
$
326

 
$
369

 
$
262

 
$
631

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued current liabilities
$
1

 
$
9

 
$
10

 
$
7

 
$
23

 
$
30

Current portion long-term debt, including capital leases
105

 
9

 
114

 
196

 
9

 
205

Current regulatory liabilities
44

 

 
44

 
43

 

 
43

Mortgage bonds, notes and other

 
17

 
17

 

 
21

 
21

Securitization bonds

 

 

 
105

 

 
105

Capital lease obligations

 
3

 
3

 

 
7

 
7

Other current and long-term liabilities
9

 
5

 
14

 
8

 
6

 
14

 
$
159

 
$
43

 
$
202

 
$
359

 
$
66

 
$
425


Amounts for non-consolidated VIEs as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 are as follows:
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
 
(In millions)
Other investments
$
134

 
$
141

Notes receivable
$
14

 
$
8



NOTE 2SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Other Income

Other income is recognized for non-operating income such as equity earnings, allowance for equity funds used during construction and contract services. Power & Industrial Projects also recognizes Other income in connection with the sale of membership interests in reduced emissions fuel facilities to investors. In exchange for the cash received, the investors will receive a portion of the economic attributes of the facilities, including income tax attributes. The transactions are not treated as a sale of membership interests for financial reporting purposes. Other income is considered earned when refined coal is produced and tax credits are generated. Power & Industrial Projects recognized approximately $25 million of Other income for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and approximately $57 million and $60 million of Other income for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.


12


DTE Energy Company
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) — (Continued)

Changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive loss for the Company were not material. Changes in accumulated other comprehensive loss are presented in the Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity.

Intangible Assets

The Company has certain intangible assets relating to emission allowances, renewable energy credits and non-utility contracts as shown below:
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
 
(In millions)
Emission allowances
$
1

 
$
2

Renewable energy credits
50

 
51

Contract intangible assets
123

 
126

 
174

 
179

Less accumulated amortization
54

 
45

Intangible assets, net
120

 
134

Less current intangible assets
12

 
12

 
$
108

 
$
122


Emission allowances and renewable energy credits are charged to expense, using average cost, as the allowances and credits are consumed in the operation of the business. The Company amortizes contract intangible assets on a straight-line basis over the expected period of benefit, ranging from 1 to 28 years.

Income Taxes

The Company's effective tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2014 was 12% as compared to 28% for the three months ended September 30, 2013. The Company's effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was 27% as compared to 29% for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. The 16% decrease in the effective tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2014 is due to higher production tax credits. The 2% decrease in effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 is due to higher production tax credits, partially offset by $8 million of deferred tax expense resulting from New York state income tax reform enacted on March 31, 2014.
The Company had $2 million of unrecognized tax benefits at September 30, 2014, that, if recognized, would favorably impact its effective tax rate. The Company believes that it is possible that there will be a decrease in the unrecognized tax benefits of up to $1 million in the next twelve months.


NOTE 3NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The objectives of this ASU are to improve upon revenue recognition requirements by providing a single comprehensive model to determine the measurement of revenue and timing of recognition. The core principle is that an entity will recognize revenue to depict the transfer of goods or services to customers at an amount that the entity expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. This ASU also requires expanded qualitative and quantitative disclosures regarding the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenues and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. The revenue standard is effective for the first interim period within annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016 and is to be applied retrospectively. Early adoption is not permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact of this ASU on its Consolidated Financial Statements.


13


DTE Energy Company
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) — (Continued)


NOTE 4FAIR VALUE

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date in a principal or most advantageous market. Fair value is a market-based measurement that is determined based on inputs, which refer broadly to assumptions that market participants use in pricing assets or liabilities. These inputs can be readily observable, market corroborated or generally unobservable inputs. The Company makes certain assumptions it believes that market participants would use in pricing assets or liabilities, including assumptions about risk, and the risks inherent in the inputs to valuation techniques. Credit risk of the Company and its counterparties is incorporated in the valuation of assets and liabilities through the use of credit reserves, the impact of which was immaterial at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013. The Company believes it uses valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable market-based inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs.

A fair value hierarchy has been established that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value in three broad levels. The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3). In some cases, the inputs used to measure fair value might fall in different levels of the fair value hierarchy. All assets and liabilities are required to be classified in their entirety based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. Assessing the significance of a particular input may require judgment considering factors specific to the asset or liability, and may affect the valuation of the asset or liability and its placement within the fair value hierarchy. The Company classifies fair value balances based on the fair value hierarchy defined as follows:

Level 1 — Consists of unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access as of the reporting date.

Level 2 — Consists of inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are directly observable for the asset or liability or indirectly observable through corroboration with observable market data.

Level 3 — Consists of unobservable inputs for assets or liabilities whose fair value is estimated based on internally developed models or methodologies using inputs that are generally less readily observable and supported by little, if any, market activity at the measurement date. Unobservable inputs are developed based on the best available information and subject to cost-benefit constraints.


14


DTE Energy Company
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) — (Continued)

The following table presents assets and liabilities measured and recorded at fair value on a recurring basis as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013:
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Netting (a)
 
Net Balance
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Netting (a)
 
Net Balance
 
(In millions)
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents (b)
$
11

 
$
51

 
$

 
$

 
$
62

 
$
10

 
$
115

 
$

 
$

 
$
125

Nuclear decommissioning trusts
789

 
440

 

 

 
1,229

 
779

 
412

 

 

 
1,191

Other investments (c) (d)
95

 
51

 

 

 
146

 
92

 
44

 

 

 
136

Derivative assets:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
Commodity Contracts:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Natural Gas
118

 
98

 
38

 
(225
)
 
29

 
273

 
89

 
34

 
(382
)
 
14

Electricity

 
312

 
74

 
(322
)
 
64

 

 
261

 
139

 
(291
)
 
109

Other
46

 
2

 
4

 
(48
)
 
4

 
33

 
1

 
3

 
(34
)
 
3

Other derivative contracts (e)

 
1

 

 
(1
)
 

 

 

 

 

 

Total derivative assets
164

 
413

 
116

 
(596
)
 
97

 
306

 
351

 
176

 
(707
)
 
126

Total
$
1,059

 
$
955

 
$
116

 
$
(596
)
 
$
1,534

 
$
1,187

 
$
922

 
$
176

 
$
(707
)
 
$
1,578

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity Contracts:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
Natural Gas
$
(129
)
 
$
(147
)
 
$
(66
)
 
$
268

 
$
(74
)
 
$
(277
)
 
$
(140
)
 
$
(86
)
 
$
395

 
$
(108
)
Electricity

 
(303
)
 
(91
)
 
317

 
(77
)
 

 
(272
)
 
(126
)
 
269

 
(129
)
Other
(39
)
 
(8
)
 
(1
)
 
48

 

 
(32
)
 
(2
)
 

 
34

 

Other derivative contracts (e)

 
(3
)
 

 
1

 
(2
)
 

 
(1
)
 

 

 
(1
)
Total derivative liabilities
(168
)
 
(461
)
 
(158
)
 
634

 
(153
)
 
(309
)
 
(415
)
 
(212
)
 
698

 
(238
)
Total
$
(168
)
 
$
(461
)
 
$
(158
)
 
$
634

 
$
(153
)
 
$
(309
)
 
$
(415
)
 
$
(212
)
 
$
698

 
$
(238
)
Net Assets (Liabilities) at the end of the period
$
891

 
$
494

 
$
(42
)
 
$
38

 
$
1,381

 
$
878

 
$
507

 
$
(36
)
 
$
(9
)
 
$
1,340

Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current
$
155

 
$
419

 
$
93

 
$
(537
)
 
$
130

 
$
277

 
$
400

 
$
139

 
$
(592
)
 
$
224

Noncurrent (f)
904

 
536

 
23

 
(59
)
 
1,404

 
910

 
522

 
37

 
(115
)
 
1,354

Total Assets
$
1,059

 
$
955

 
$
116

 
$
(596
)
 
$
1,534

 
$
1,187

 
$
922

 
$
176

 
$
(707
)
 
$
1,578

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current
$
(146
)
 
$
(405
)
 
$
(145
)
 
$
562

 
$
(134
)
 
$
(268
)
 
$
(328
)
 
$
(177
)
 
$
578

 
$
(195
)
Noncurrent
(22
)
 
(56
)
 
(13
)
 
72

 
(19
)
 
(41
)
 
(87
)
 
(35
)
 
120

 
(43
)
Total Liabilities
$
(168
)
 
$
(461
)
 
$
(158
)
 
$
634

 
$
(153
)
 
$
(309
)
 
$
(415
)
 
$
(212
)
 
$
698

 
$
(238
)
Net Assets (Liabilities) at the end of the period
$
891

 
$
494

 
$
(42
)
 
$
38

 
$
1,381

 
$
878

 
$
507

 
$
(36
)
 
$
(9
)
 
$
1,340

_______________________________________
(a)
Amounts represent the impact of master netting agreements that allow the Company to net gain and loss positions and cash collateral held or placed with the same counterparties.
(b)
At September 30, 2014, available-for-sale securities of $62 million included $46 million and $16 million of cash equivalents included in Restricted cash and Other investments on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Position, respectively. At December 31, 2013, available-for-sale securities of $125 million, included $109 million and $16 million of cash equivalents included in Restricted cash and Other investments on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Position, respectively.
(c)
Excludes cash surrender value of life insurance investments.
(d)
Available-for-sale equity securities of $7 million at both September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, are included in Other investments on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Position.
(e)
Primarily includes Foreign currency exchange contracts.
(f)
Includes $146 million and $136 million at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, of other investments that are included in the Consolidated Statements of Financial Position in Other investments.


15


DTE Energy Company
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) — (Continued)

Cash Equivalents

Cash equivalents include investments with maturities of three months or less when purchased. The cash equivalents shown in the fair value table are comprised of short-term investments and money market funds.

Nuclear Decommissioning Trusts and Other Investments

The nuclear decommissioning trusts and other investments hold debt and equity securities directly and indirectly through institutional mutual funds. Exchange-traded debt and equity securities held directly are valued using quoted market prices in actively traded markets. The institutional mutual funds hold exchange-traded equity or debt securities and are valued based on stated net asset values (NAV). Non-exchange-traded fixed income securities are valued based upon quotations available from brokers or pricing services. A primary price source is identified by asset type, class or issue for each security. The trustee monitors prices supplied by pricing services and may use a supplemental price source or change the primary price source of a given security if the trustee determines that another price source is considered to be preferable. DTE Energy has obtained an understanding of how these prices are derived, including the nature and observability of the inputs used in deriving such prices. Additionally, DTE Energy selectively corroborates the fair value of securities by comparison of market-based price sources. Investment policies and procedures are determined by the Company's Trust Investments Department which reports to the Company's Vice President and Treasurer.

Derivative Assets and Liabilities

Derivative assets and liabilities are comprised of physical and financial derivative contracts, including futures, forwards, options and swaps that are both exchange-traded and over-the-counter traded contracts. Various inputs are used to value derivatives depending on the type of contract and availability of market data. Exchange-traded derivative contracts are valued using quoted prices in active markets. DTE Energy considers the following criteria in determining whether a market is considered active: frequency in which pricing information is updated, variability in pricing between sources or over time and the availability of public information. Other derivative contracts are valued based upon a variety of inputs including commodity market prices, broker quotes, interest rates, credit ratings, default rates, market-based seasonality and basis differential factors. DTE Energy monitors the prices that are supplied by brokers and pricing services and may use a supplemental price source or change the primary price source of an index if prices become unavailable or another price source is determined to be more representative of fair value. DTE Energy has obtained an understanding of how these prices are derived. Additionally, DTE Energy selectively corroborates the fair value of its transactions by comparison of market-based price sources. Mathematical valuation models are used for derivatives for which external market data is not readily observable, such as contracts which extend beyond the actively traded reporting period. The Company has established a Risk Management Committee whose responsibilities include directly or indirectly ensuring all valuation methods are applied in accordance with predefined policies. The development and maintenance of our forward price curves has been assigned to our Risk Management Department, which is separate and distinct from the trading functions within the Company.


16


DTE Energy Company
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) — (Continued)

The following tables present the fair value reconciliation of Level 3 assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013:
 
Three Months Ended September 30, 2014
 
Three Months Ended September 30, 2013
 
Natural Gas
 
Electricity
 
Other
 
Total
 
Natural Gas
 
Electricity
 
Other
 
Total
 
(In millions)
Net Assets (Liabilities) as of June 30
$
(20
)
 
$
(27
)
 
$
7

 
$
(40
)
 
$
(30
)
 
$
12

 
$
2

 
$
(16
)
Transfers into Level 3
1

 

 

 
1

 

 

 

 

Transfers out of Level 3
(4
)
 

 

 
(4
)
 

 
(1
)
 

 
(1
)
Total gains (losses):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Included in earnings
(2
)
 
13

 
(1
)
 
10

 
8

 
17

 

 
25

Recorded in regulatory assets/liabilities

 

 
(3
)
 
(3
)
 

 

 
3

 
3

Purchases, issuances and settlements:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Settlements
(3
)
 
(3
)
 

 
(6
)
 
8

 
(23
)
 

 
(15
)
Net Assets (Liabilities) as of September 30
$
(28
)
 
$
(17
)
 
$
3

 
$
(42
)
 
$
(14
)
 
$
5

 
$
5

 
$
(4
)
The amount of total gains (losses) included in net income attributed to the change in unrealized gains (losses) related to assets and liabilities held at September 30, 2014 and 2013 and reflected in Operating revenues and Fuel, purchased power and gas in the Consolidated Statements of Operations
$
(7
)
 
$
14

 
$
(1
)
 
$
6

 
$
(8
)
 
$
8

 
$

 
$

 
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014
 
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013
 
Natural Gas
 
Electricity
 
Other
 
Total
 
Natural Gas
 
Electricity
 
Other
 
Total
 
(In millions)
Net Assets (Liabilities) as of December 31
$
(52
)
 
$
13

 
$
3

 
$
(36
)
 
$
(38
)
 
$
23

 
$
2

 
$
(13
)
Transfers into Level 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers out of Level 3
2

 

 

 
2

 
(2
)
 

 

 
(2
)
Total gains (losses):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Included in earnings
(45
)
 
26

 
(2
)
 
(21
)
 
(1
)
 
44

 

 
43

Recorded in regulatory assets/liabilities

 

 
9

 
9

 

 

 
7

 
7

Purchases, issuances and settlements:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchases

 
1

 

 
1

 

 
(1
)
 

 
(1
)
Issuances

 
(2
)
 

 
(2
)
 

 

 

 

Settlements
67

 
(55
)
 
(7
)
 
5

 
27

 
(61
)
 
(4
)
 
(38
)
Net Assets (Liabilities) as of September 30
$
(28
)
 
$
(17
)
 
$
3

 
$
(42
)
 
$
(14
)
 
$
5

 
$
5

 
$
(4
)
The amount of total gains (losses) included in net income attributed to the change in unrealized gains (losses) related to assets and liabilities held at September 30, 2014 and 2013 and reflected in Operating revenues and Fuel, purchased power and gas in the Consolidated Statements of Operations
$
(23
)
 
$
(6
)
 
$
(1
)
 
$
(30
)
 
$
(14
)
 
$
36

 
$

 
$
22


Derivatives are transferred between levels primarily due to changes in the source data used to construct price curves as a result of changes in market liquidity. Transfers in and transfers out are reflected as if they had occurred at the beginning of the period. There were no transfers between levels 1 and 2 during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013.


17


DTE Energy Company
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) — (Continued)

The following table presents the unobservable inputs related to Level 3 assets and liabilities as of September 30, 2014:
 
 
September 30, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity Contracts
 
Derivative Assets
 
Derivative Liabilities
 
Valuation Techniques
 
Unobservable Input
 
Range
 
Weighted Average
 
 
(In millions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Natural Gas
 
$
38

 
$
(66
)
 
Discounted Cash Flow
 
Forward basis price (per MMBtu)
 
$
(2.28
) —
 
$
9.97
/MMBtu
 
$
(0.13
)/MMBtu
Electricity
 
$
74

 
$
(91
)
 
Discounted Cash Flow
 
Forward basis price (per MWh)
 
$
(15
) —
 
$
24
/MWh
 
$
4
/MWh

The following table presents the unobservable inputs related to Level 3 assets and liabilities as of December 31, 2013:
 
 
December 31, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity Contracts
 
Derivative Assets
 
Derivative Liabilities
 
Valuation Techniques
 
Unobservable Input
 
Range
 
Weighted Average
 
 
(In millions)