What Our New Summer Time of Use Rate Means for You
Beginning in June, you will transition to our new summer Time of Use rate, and we want you to be prepared. To help you understand what this means for you, we've created a new, personalized bill impact tool based on your summer 2018 electric use. This tool is available online and will help you see how small changes in your routine can make a big impact on your bill.
Our new summer Time of Use rate is part of a statewide effort to reduce energy use when demand is highest – on summer weekdays between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. With this new rate, when you use energy is just as important as how much you use. By shifting your energy use outside the hours of peak demand you could lower your bill.
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You can switch from your current provider to another natural gas provider once during each 12-month period (from April to March) without being charged a fee. After that, if you choose another provider, you’ll be charged a $10 fee each time you switch.
PLEASE NOTE: Consumers Energy is not associated or affiliated with Alternative Gas Suppliers, and we do not recommend or endorse any of their products. If you purchase your gas supply from an alternative gas supplier, the price you pay will not be regulated by the MPSC.
How It Works:
We deliver the supplier’s natural gas to you.
You will continue to receive a bill from Consumers Energy to cover the delivery charges. This is reflected on your bill as, “Supplier Charge”.
We’ll continue to maintain and repair gas lines and respond to emergencies.