Consumers Energy

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Learn About Consumers Energy in Michigan

Consumers Energy is a Michigan energy utility that distributes and provides natural gas and electricity. It serves almost 7 million of the state's 10 million residents, offering its services to 68 counties in the Lower Peninsula. Formerly known as Consumers Power, this CMS Energy Corporation utility changed its name to Consumers Energy in 1997.

Today, the utility company operates more than 70,000 miles of electrical lines and almost 30,000 miles of gas pipes. Aside from its serviceable commercial users, 90 percent of the company's natural gas consumers are residents. To get more familiar with the company, Michigan residents and business owners can learn about the utility in the news.

Consumers Energy gas rates and state electricity offers

Only some Michigan residents have energy choice and the opportunity to shop around for new supply plans in their neighborhood. Since the Michigan energy market only partially offers choice, consumers with homes in the Lower Peninsula will most likely receive power supply from Consumers Energy. Supply rates from this utility are regulated by the government and follow the market price of the commodity.

Like that of electricity, Consumers Energy gas rates are variable and fluctuate with the market value. However, when a consumer does choose a supply plan from one of the available Michigan retail energy companies, he or she will still pay the utility company for delivery.

Finding a plan that's right for you

The Michigan energy market is complicated and residents and business owners may not know if they can purchase natural gas or electricity from a retail supplier, instead of just the utility. SaveOnEnergy might be able to assist Michigan consumers in finding answers to questions about the state's energy choice regulations. Also, a helpful way to find out if you're able to shop around for a new energy plan is to enter your ZIP code on our site. It'll assist you in determining what's available in your city and what works best for your needs. Give us a call today and we can even help you get set up with a plan that makes sense for your average energy consumption.

Get to know more about the utility

  • Area served: Michigan
  • Phone number: 1-800-477-5050

Sources: www.consumersenergy.com. Updated: 10-14-16.