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.
Energy theft happens, and it happens fairly often. In Michigan alone, about 70,000 energy thefts occur. It goes by several names but mostly happens by diverting or tampering with the meter. It’s illegal, costly and dangerous. Energy theft can cause shock, fire, serious injury and death. If you suspect energy theft, call 855-843-3878 or report it online.
Reward for Information About Energy Theft
Thieves even steal copper wire from live power lines and transformers. If you have information about a copper theft, call our Security Command Center at 800-760-3295. You may be eligible for a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to the conviction of anyone involved in copper theft, vandalism or tampering or trespassing at an electric substation or service center. For your safety, we recommend you do not confront any suspected energy thieves. Doing so may put you in danger or interfere with the investigation.