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.
A little assistance can go a long way. That's been our experience working with The Salvation Army to administer PeopleCare, a short-term emergency aid program funded by our customers, employees, retirees and the Consumers Energy Foundation. Since 1983, more than $52 million in PeopleCare donations have helped over 340,000 Michigan families in times of sudden financial crises.
The Salvation Army has a lot to do with PeopleCare's continued success. The Eastern Division and Western Michigan and Northern Indiana Division determine eligibility and aid throughout our service territory. But the program wouldn't be possible without the generosity of people like you. PeopleCare funds have been there for people struggling with all manner of family emergencies - death, job loss, homelessness, health, disability, among others. Make a secure online donation now.
It’s Good to Know PeopleCare
Our work with The Salvation Army assists countless Michigan families in need.