What Our New Summer Time of Use Rate Means for You
Beginning in June, you will transition to our new summer Time of Use rate, and we want you to be prepared. To help you understand what this means for you, we've created a new, personalized bill impact tool based on your summer 2018 electric use. This tool is available online and will help you see how small changes in your routine can make a big impact on your bill.
Our new summer Time of Use rate is part of a statewide effort to reduce energy use when demand is highest – on summer weekdays between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. With this new rate, when you use energy is just as important as how much you use. By shifting your energy use outside the hours of peak demand you could lower your bill.
Do You Need A Michigan General Sales Tax Exemption Form?
Business customers are required to submit a copy of the Michigan General Sales Tax Exemption form to us if they are claiming an exemption. This ensures we have the tax exemption status on file, and are billing you accordingly. For more information about tax exemptions, visit the State of Michigan Department of Treasury website.
You can also submit the completed form by faxing it to us at 517-325-8008 or by emailing us.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-972-7751.
Are You Requesting a Refund?
If your account is currently taxable and it should be exempt, you may be entitled under Michigan law to receive a credit on your Consumers Energy account. We’re allowed to credit taxes paid for a period up to 48 months. In order to process a tax credit, we require the following:
A letter on company letterhead identifying the Consumers Energy account number, service address and a period of time the refund is being requested.
A completed Michigan Sales Tax Exemption form.
If you’re acting on behalf of a Consumers Energy customer please contact us for Power of Attorney information.
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