Enroll Any Time
If your past due balance is less than $75, it can be rolled into your Budget Plan payment plan. However, if your past due balance is more than $75 you will need to lower your balance below $75 before you can enroll. For information about payment assistance and programs that can help lower your past due amount, please visit our Payment Plans & Assistance page.
Please Note: If you have defaulted on your payment twice in the past 12 months, you will not be able to enroll in the Budget Plan.
How We Calculate Your Payment
We add up all of your energy bills from the past 12 months
We add in a weather factor amount. This is to prepare for Michigan’s unpredictable and severe weather.
We divide it by 12 to arrive at your consistent payment.
We Review Your Payment Every 4 Months
If your actual energy use is $25 higher or more or $25 lower or less than your Budget Plan payment, then your payment could be adjusted. To see your adjusted payment, just check the account information of your bill, or see your account dashboard online.
After 1 Year We Balance Your Account
If you have used more energy than you have paid for:
If you have used less energy than you have paid for: