Enroll Any Time
You don’t have to wait for a special enrollment period to get started with the Budget Plan. We can get you started any time.
If your past due balance is less than $75, it can be rolled into your Budget Plan payment arrangement. However, if your past due balance is more than $75 you will need to reduce that 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 allowed to enroll in the Budget Plan.
How We Calculate Your Payment
We add up all of your energy bills for the past 12 months
We add in a weather factor amount 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 more than $25 higher or $25 lower than your Budget Plan payment, your payment arrangement could be adjusted. To see your adjusted payment, just check the account information of your bill, or your account dashboard online.
After 1 Year We Balance Your Account
If you have used more energy than you have paid for:
We will roll the extra amount you owe into your new Budget Plan payment.
If you choose not to re-enroll we will add the amount you owe to your next energy bill.
If you have used less energy than you have paid for:
We will apply a credit to your next bill(s) until the credit is cleared.