Check My Rate

To make sure you are on the right residential electric and natural gas rate, compare the rate code on the front of your bill with its description on the back of the bill. If the rate doesn't match your situation, or if you're unsure, e-mail us or call us at 1-800-477-5050. We'll help you verify that you're on the current rate.

Determine My Electric Rate

Residential service (senior citizen, farm, life support and income assistance) are all on Rate RS (1000) with various credits available. Learn more about residential service credits and how to apply.

If you use the majority of your electricity in the evening, early morning and/or weekends, you may benefit from the Residential Time-of-Day (RT). Life support credits also are available under this rate. Learn more about time-of-day rates and how to apply.

Determine My Natural Gas Rate


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 Basic Residential Electric and Gas Service Rate Descriptions

Electric

Qualifying customers may choose only one credit provision and may save up to $72 on their annual electric bill. Call (800) 477-5050 to apply:

  • Income Assistance ($7 monthly credit): To qualify for this new provision, you must have received a Michigan Home Heating Credit (HHC) or ensure your total household income does not exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty level. Consumers Energy automatically will qualify electric customers for the income assistance provision upon notification of a customer’s eligibility from a qualifying agency. It will be the customer’s responsibility to provide documentation every year to maintain their enrollment in the income assistance provision. 


 Time-of-Day

If you use the majority of your electricity in the evening, early morning and/or weekends, you may benefit from requesting this revised rate RT. Call us at (989) 791-5645. This rate is open to any residential customer, who chooses to have their energy use metered, based upon on-peak and off-peak periods.

  • From Monday through Friday, on-peak hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Off-peak periods are 7 p.m. to 11 a.m. Weekends are off-peak hours. Prices vary by summer (June — September) and winter (October — May)
  • The senior citizen, small farm, income assistance and life support credits also are available under this rate

Natural Gas

  • Natural Gas Income Assistance ($10.50 monthly credit): Qualifying customers may save up to $126.00 on their annual gas bill with the Income Assistance Provision. To qualify for this provision, you must have received a Michigan Home Heating Credit (HHC) or ensure your total household income does not exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty level. Consumers Energy automatically will qualify gas customers for the income assistance provision upon notification of a customer’s eligibility from a qualifying agency. The customer will be responsible for providing documentation every year to maintain enrollment in the income assistance provision.
With Home Heating Using gas for home space heating.
Without Home Heating Using gas for other than home space heating (example; range, dryer, pool heater, etc).