Natural Gas Customer Choice

You Have The Option To Choose A Natural Gas Supplier

To confirm who supplies your business with natural gas, check the "charges" section on your bill:
  • A "Gas Cost Recovery" charge means Consumers Energy provides your business with natural gas.
  • A "Supplier Charge" means an Alternative Gas Supplier provides your business with natural gas.
Note: Regardless of who supplies your business with natural gas, Consumers Energy reads the meter, processes the bill, maintains and repairs gas lines and responds to emergencies.

Other rate options may be available for your business. For more information, email us or call us at 800-805-0490.

The Benefits of Being a Consumers Energy Customer

  • We plan ahead and pass the savings on to your business. To help make the most of your business energy budget, we buy our natural gas in the summer when demand and pricing are low. Then, we store it until your business needs it.
  • We don’t sell at a profit. We charge your business only what we pay for natural gas.
  • Our natural gas prices are at the lowest they’ve been in a decade.

Switch Natural Gas Suppliers

If You Decide to Make the Switch
  • Visit the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) website for a list of suppliers and make a selection.
  • Contact the supplier to begin service.
  • You can switch from your current provider to another natural gas provider once during each 12-month period (from April to March) without being charged a fee. After that, if you choose another provider, you’ll be charged a $10 fee each time you switch.

NOTE: Consumers Energy is not associated or affiliated with Alternative Gas Suppliers, and we do not recommend or endorse any of their products. If your business purchases its gas supply from an alternative gas supplier, the price will not be regulated by the MPSC.

Use this calculator to see whether switching gas suppliers adds up for your business.

If You Choose Another Supplier
  • We still deliver the supplier’s natural gas.
  • Your business continues to receive a bill from Consumers Energy that covers the delivery charges. The natural gas charge changes to “Supplier Charge”.
  • We still maintain and repair gas lines, and respond to emergencies.
  • For more information, call 800-805-0490.

Return to Consumers Energy

You always have the choice of returning to Consumers Energy. Here’s how to get started:

  • Contact your current supplier and let them know you want to return to Consumers Energy. Ask them what is involved (you may be subject to fees).
  • Once you return to us, you will go back to paying the regulated electricity rates. You will receive one bill that lists the cost of our electricity and the delivery charge.