COVID-19 Update: We do not anticipate an impact to our energy services and have implemented guidelines to keep customers & employees safe.

COVID-19 Update: We do not anticipate an impact to our energy services and have implemented guidelines to keep customers & employees safe.

COVID-19 Update: We do not anticipate an impact to our energy services and have implemented guidelines to keep customers & employees safe.

COVID-19 Update: We do not anticipate an impact to our energy services and have implemented guidelines to keep customers & employees safe.

We are experiencing intermittent system issues today. You may encounter technical difficulties while making payments and reporting outages. Thank you for your patience as we work on the site.

We are experiencing intermittent system issues today. You may encounter technical difficulties while making payments and reporting outages. Thank you for your patience as we work on the site.

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Emergency Response

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Consumers Energy is committed to the health and safety of our co-workers, customers and communities.

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A Message from CEO, Patti Poppe


“As you know, Governor Whitmer has issued a Stay at Home Executive Order until April 13. Rest assured, our team is on the job. We have ensured we are able to perform necessary duties during the stay at home period, and the order recognizes that members of our workforce are critical to the safety and security of Michigan during this time. We’ll be here, because we know providing electric and natural gas services is essential for households, businesses, our first responders and health care workers.”

Patti Poppe, President and CEO, CMS Energy and Consumers Energy

Committed to Our Customers


We are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of our co-workers, customers and communities. This is a dynamic situation and we want you to know that we are continuing to keep an eye on any potential risks via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State of Michigan.

With emergency plans in place, we hope to limit impact to our energy services. In addition, we are honoring essential Appliance Service Plan service requests.*

Working to Maintain Health & Safety


Aligning with CDC guidelines, we’ve implemented steps to protect our employees and customers. We’ve also reduced service at our 13 direct payment offices to drop box and drive-thru only.

  • Payments left in drop boxes will be processed the same day and receipts will be mailed to customers' homes.
  • Cash payments are accepted and any change from that payment will be applied toward your next bill.
  • Drive-thru windows remain open during business hours at our Flint and Traverse City direct payment offices.
  • Customers are also encouraged to pay online or find another payment location.

    More safety tips

    Learn more about COVID-19 by visiting CDC.gov/coronavirus and Michigan.gov/coronavirus.

    Help When You Need It Most


    For many, the coronavirus pandemic is more than just a disruption to daily life.

    Supporting your household

    We are ensuring our most vulnerable residential customers have the services they need by:

    • Suspending shutoffs for non-pay for low-income and senior customers beginning March 16, 2020 through May 3, 2020.*
    • Extending Winter Protection Plan end dates for senior citizens and qualified low-income customers through May 3, 2020, without any additional actions required on their part.
    • Supporting two statewide organizations with a $500,000 contribution to Michigan children, vulnerable seniors and those who may need assistance. The Food Bank Council of Michigan and the Michigan Association of United Ways will each receive $250,000 from the Consumers Energy Foundation.
    • Matching any employee donations to food banks/pantries, homeless shelters, community foundations and the United Way through May 31, 2020. Click here to learn more.

    We encourage any customer who needs help paying their energy bill to call us at 1-800-477-5050 to discuss their assistance options.

    *Timeframes could be adjusted depending on the spread and severity of the virus.

    Supporting your small business

    We are committed to helping your small business prosper, now more than ever. We can help by:

    • Working with you on your utility bill.
    • Connecting you to potential sources of state and federal relief.
    • Providing new business opportunities through the Pure Michigan Business Connect Program.

    Click here to learn more. Get assistance today by calling us at 1-800-805-0490.

     

    How You Can Join Us


    Want to make a difference in your community? Join our COVID-19 response efforts:

    • Check on your neighbors and loved ones, especially those vulnerable to the virus.
    • Donate your time and resources to an area nonprofit. Click here to learn more.

    Gas Safety Awareness



    During this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage everyone to make health and cleaning a top priority to help combat the spread of germs.

    However, some individuals are flushing used cleaning wipes instead of disposing them in the trash. These wipes can cause damage to sewer systems and equipment even if they are labeled "flushable" or "septic-safe."

    This is leading to sewer blockages across the U.S. and increasing the risk of potential obstructions near underground natural gas pipelines.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Our Response Plan


    * The Appliance Service Plans are not regulated by the Michigan Public Service Commission. For full information, please read our Terms and Conditions.