Program Participation Details for Retail Open Access
Please note that, by law, participation in Michigan’s Electric Customer Choice program is limited to no more than 10% of our previous calendar year’s weather adjusted sales.
Currently there is a waiting list to switch electric suppliers. If you’re interested in being added to the list, please call us at 800-805-0490.
The current status and allotment of switching suppliers is shown below in megawatt-hours (MWh) and updated daily.
ROA 10% Cap Tracking system (CTS) Report (Updated as of January 18, 2018)
Consumers Energy 2017 Calendar Year Sales
Consumers Energy 2017 Weather Adjusted Retail Sales
Consumers Energy 2018 ROA Cap
Current Choice Participation Level (enrolled and active at 100%)
2018 Available Energy Allotments in MWh
Customers in Queue
Total Load in Queue
To find out information on Consumers Energy Year to Date Sales, see the 45 Day Report.
If you choose another supplier, Consumers Energy will continue to deliver electricity to your home and read the meter. We will also send you a bill for your energy delivery. Depending on the alternate supplier you choose, you may receive an additional bill.
Please Note: If you switch suppliers, you may be financially responsible for installing and paying for a new electric meter.
For more information on wireless telecommunication options please contact the Electric Customer Choice Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 800-805-0490.
Choose a new supplier and contact them to begin service.
Check the contract to see if there are penalties for early termination.
You may switch suppliers once a month with proper notification. There is a $5.00 fee for each switch. Switch may only occur on the first day of a bill cycle.
If you have any questions, contact us. PLEASE NOTE: Consumers Energy is not associated or affiliated with Alternate Electric Suppliers, and we do not recommend or endorse any of their products. If you purchase your electricity from an Alternate Electric Supplier, the price you pay will not be regulated by the MPSC.
How it Works
We deliver the supplier’s electricity to you.
Your new supplier may bill you separately for energy or you’ll receive a consolidated bill from us.
We’ll bill you for our delivery.
For more information email us or call 800-805-0490.
When you switch suppliers, you may be financially responsible for providing and installing a new electric meter. For more information on wireless telecommunication options please contact the Electric Customer Choice Department at email@example.com or by calling 800-805-0490.
For detailed information on the Electric Customer Choice Program, see the Retailer Handbook.
Return to Consumers Energy
You always has the choice of returning to Consumers Energy. Here’s how to get started:
Contact your current supplier and let them know you want to return to Consumers Energy. Ask them what is involved (you may be subject to fees).
Once you return to us, you will go back to paying the regulated electricity rates. You will receive one bill that lists the cost of our electricity and the delivery charge.
Discover more about energy rates and take advantage of potential credits.