Electric Operations Statistics

Consumers Energy delivers electricity to nearly 1.8 million homes and business throughout Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

To meet our customers' needs, we generate power from four fossil fuel generating plants, 13 hydroelectric plants, a pumped storage generating plant, and several combustion-turbine plants that generate electricity during peak demand periods. We also purchase power from a number of sources, including a nuclear plant and the gas-fired Midland Cogeneration Venture.

View our Service Territory Map to see if Consumers Energy offers service in your area.


Residential and Commercial Use

Total Electric Customers (12-Month Avg)

1.8 Million

Residential (# of Homes) 1,600,000
Commercial 210,000
Industrial 9,000
Other 2,000
Counties Served (see Service Territory Map) 62
Population served at Dec. 31, 2014 (Electric) 4.0 million
Annual Electric Sales (2014) 35.9 billion kWh
Annual Coal Use 9 million tons
Average Amount of Coal Used to Generate 1 kWh 1.12 pounds

Electric Operating Data

Distribution Structure and Subsurface Miles 71,039 miles of lines
Number of Electric Meters in Use 1,907,382
Number of Transformers in Use 564,655
Number of Smart Meters 389,000

Power Generation Capability

Steam-electric Plants
(Coal or Natural Gas/Oil)

Net Demonstrated Summer
Capability (Megawatts)

Karn 1,712
Campbell 1,362
Zeeland 520
Whiting 317
Cobb 307
Weadock 289
Total Steam-electric 4,507
Turbine Units (Natural Gas/Oil) 358
Total Hydroelectric 77
Ludington Pumped Storage (Consumers Energy Share) 955
Total System Generating Capacity 5,913