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Electricity In Michigan

  • Population9,986,857
  • Total Consumption97,723,070 MWh / 9.79 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions47,777,541,362 kg
  • Total Production109,492,854 MWh / 10.96 MWh per capita

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Michigan

Michigan residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.177/kWh$0.149/kWh$163.58/mo.$78.23/mo.
42nd16.85¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Michigan
22nd$113.25Average residential monthly electricity bill for Michigan Residents

Energy Profile of Michigan

Michigan's Electricity Prices and Usage

Michigan's average electricity rate in 2021 is 16.85 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 26.41% above the US average price of 13.33 cents. The state operates a deregulated electricity market, meaning citizens may choose from a number of electricity suppliers rather than be forced to buy electricity from a single option based on their geographic location. All in all, consumers living within state consume a total of 97,723,070 megawatt hours for their electricity needs, which is the 12th highest amount for total electricity consumption by a state. Citizens of the state average a yearly per capita consumption of 9.79 megawatt hours of electricity. As the 27th worst polluting state in the nation based on emissions per capita from electricity use, Michigan residents account for emissions of 4,784.04 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases each. The state is the 34th highest producer of electricity per capita, averaging 10.96 megawatt hours produced per person a year.

Electricity Providers in Michigan

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DTE Energy17.68119.7216,474,2582,913,420,21035,157,488.5548,530,488,836.75
Consumers Energy16.41111.9413,395,6412,198,667,42615,902,424.0134,998,397,628.88
Indiana Michigan Power15.85142.511,197,983189,924,93117,614,5515,334,295.3
Great Lakes Energy15.7298.82868,286136,529,400971,505,070,035.11
BWL Lansing Board of Water and Light16.3794.07597,25697,785,000No DataIcon representing missing value.974,834,610
Midwest Energy & Communications15.41151.91340,56152,489,700No DataIcon representing missing value.285,817,766.14
Cloverland Electric13.0189.24292,33938,045,597224,164579,130,959.09
Cherryland Electric14.60100.79274,42240,060,600No DataIcon representing missing value.194,309,439.2
Upper Peninsula Power Company21.94105.84271,53059,571,579155,866639,301,161.55
Upper Michigan Energy Resources 14.7890.35241,24435,652,321No DataIcon representing missing value.901,648,091.43

Power Plants in Michigan

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Donald C CookIndiana Michigan Power (100.00%)
Nuclear 17,550,629264,160,221.1615.05No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Monroe (MI)DTE Energy (100.00%)
Coal 14,403,447.9614,788,012,296.731,026.7No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
FermiDTE Energy (100.00%)
Nuclear 7,862,635145,483,907.0618.5YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
New Covert Generating FacilityNew Covert Generating Company LLC (100.00%)
Natural Gas 7,416,1372,927,792,964.6394.79No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Midland Cogeneration VentureMidland Cogeneration Venture (100.00%)
Natural Gas 7,411,141.443,196,993,352.14431.38No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
J H CampbellWolverine Power Cooperative (1.46%)Michigan Public Power Agency (3.71%)Consumers Energy (94.83%)
Coal 7,317,675.017,252,574,720.72991.1YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Belle RiverMichigan Public Power Agency (18.61%)DTE Energy (81.39%)
Coal 6,456,157.016,503,567,789.831,007.34No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
PalisadesEntergy Power (100.00%)
Nuclear 5,977,896108,399,584.3718.13No DataIcon representing missing value.6/2022
Dearborn Industrial GenerationCMS Energy (100.00%)
Natural Gas 4,788,0403,045,295,655.86636.02No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Zeeland Generating StationConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,174,1921,385,282,043.46436.42No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Michigan is ranked 10th in the United States for total power created by nuclear power.

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Michigan consumes about 89.25% of the production put out by their generation facilities, so they either export or store the remaining electricity.

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Solar power usage in Michigan has risen by 99.81% year over year, with 283,406.91 megawatt hours being produced from solar energy over the previous 12 months compared to 141,836.12 the 12 months before.

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The largest electricity supplier in Michigan by customer count is DTE Energy.

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Michigan generates 10,736,066.16 megawatt hours of electricity from renewable fuel sources. This ranks Michigan 24th in the United States for total sustainable electricity generation.

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Citizens in Michigan experience an average of 1.25 outages lasting 198.6 minutes each year, compared to the US averages of 1.13 outages at 127.16 minutes each.

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Alcona County10,4057 providers215.86$94.75/mo
Alger County9,10814 providers117.88$94.42/mo
Allegan County118,08110 providers414.33$93.95/mo
Alpena County28,4057 providers515.82$94.15/mo
Antrim County23,32410 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.15.42$97.97/mo
Arenac County14,8833 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.16.86$114.67/mo
Baraga County8,20913 providers317.96$81.11/mo
Barry County61,5509 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.15.53$108.30/mo
Bay County103,1265 providers415.39$103.59/mo
Benzie County17,7666 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.15.24$100.71/mo
Berrien County153,40111 providers714.34$119.73/mo
Branch County43,51713 providers213.38$91.75/mo
Calhoun County134,15912 providers415.45$113.42/mo
Cass County51,78712 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.88$119.49/mo
Charlevoix County26,14310 providers114.74$89.96/mo
Cheboygan County25,2769 providers315.44$93.55/mo
Chippewa County37,3494 providers415.12$100.58/mo
Clare County30,9506 providers116.55$114.08/mo
Clinton County79,5957 providers316.04$107.76/mo
Crawford County14,0298 providers115.93$99.64/mo
Delta County35,78415 providers316.43$87.82/mo
Dickinson County25,23917 providers517.17$94.64/mo
Eaton County110,2687 providers315.79$107.90/mo
Emmet County33,4158 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.35$85.98/mo
Genesee County405,8134 providers416.60$115.06/mo
Gladwin County25,4494 providers116.84$114.53/mo
Gogebic County13,97516 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.19.99$83.00/mo
Grand Traverse County93,0887 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.15.08$98.76/mo
Gratiot County40,7117 providers615.97$111.24/mo
Hillsdale County45,60515 providers213.92$96.42/mo
Houghton County35,68416 providers120.52$94.38/mo
Huron County30,9814 providers1413.85$99.68/mo
Ingham County292,4068 providers216.09$107.81/mo
Ionia County64,6979 providers215.79$109.43/mo
Iosco County25,1276 providers416.35$103.18/mo
Iron County11,06622 providers517.69$84.11/mo
Isabella County69,8727 providers116.16$116.13/mo
Jackson County158,51012 providers115.38$108.41/mo
Kalamazoo County265,06611 providers415.70$128.02/mo
Kalkaska County18,0388 providers115.81$101.27/mo
Kent County656,95510 providers515.84$105.40/mo
Keweenaw County2,1164 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.21.19$97.58/mo
Lake County11,8538 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.16.00$107.64/mo
Lapeer County87,6075 providers216.73$115.57/mo
Leelanau County21,7616 providers114.96$97.77/mo
Lenawee County98,45110 providers215.41$114.75/mo
Livingston County191,9957 providers116.59$111.26/mo
Luce County6,2299 providers116.17$82.29/mo
Mackinac County10,7998 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.90$83.33/mo
Macomb County873,9723 providers316.42$106.33/mo
Manistee County24,5586 providers316.07$108.32/mo
Marquette County66,69919 providers917.89$94.10/mo
Mason County29,1447 providers316.14$107.09/mo
Mecosta County43,4536 providers116.19$113.65/mo
Menominee County22,78015 providers415.67$88.01/mo
Midland County83,1566 providers216.21$114.47/mo
Missaukee County15,1186 providers216.14$107.96/mo
Monroe County150,5008 providers316.03$120.71/mo
Montcalm County63,8887 providers316.22$113.73/mo
Montmorency County9,3287 providers115.74$94.12/mo
Muskegon County173,5669 providers115.46$101.04/mo
Newaygo County48,98010 providers315.92$108.45/mo
Oakland County1,257,5845 providers517.15$114.05/mo
Oceana County26,4676 providers115.34$99.95/mo
Ogemaw County20,9977 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.16.64$107.58/mo
Ontonagon County5,72018 providers119.30$86.48/mo
Osceola County23,4607 providers216.24$112.15/mo
Oscoda County8,2417 providers115.93$96.21/mo
Otsego County24,6688 providers215.94$99.42/mo
Ottawa County291,8308 providers1313.93$88.07/mo
Presque Isle County12,5927 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.15.84$94.49/mo
Roscommon County24,0197 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.16.56$109.02/mo
Saginaw County190,5398 providers115.93$112.50/mo
Sanilac County41,1704 providers413.62$98.88/mo
Schoolcraft County8,09411 providers116.32$88.15/mo
Shiawassee County68,1226 providers216.20$112.22/mo
St. Clair County159,1283 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.16.14$112.42/mo
St. Joseph County60,96412 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.15.17$118.96/mo
Tuscola County52,2456 providers715.32$115.44/mo
Van Buren County75,67713 providers214.89$117.65/mo
Washtenaw County367,60110 providers615.56$102.61/mo
Wayne County1,749,3434 providers1416.03$101.46/mo
Wexford County33,6316 providers216.07$107.77/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 47,777,541,361.56 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases each year, the state of Michigan is the 11th worst in the nation for total emissions from electricity generation. Averaging 4,784.04 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent gases per capita, the state ranks 27th highest for emissions per capita. Coal makes up 30.59% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in Michigan. Secondary fuels used in electricity production include Natural Gas at 29.01% and Nuclear at 28.67% of generation. Michigan has 239 power plants. This is the 9th highest number of power plants within a state and the 32nd highest number of power plants per person in a state.

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Net Metering

Michigan has 30 out of 57 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. At the state level, Michigan is known for poor net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for companies in Michigan is 3.71%. This includes data from 44 companies, including DTE Energy, Consumers Energy, and Great Lakes Energy. For comparison, the nationwide average energy loss is 2.72%. Michigan ranks 20th worst in the nation for grid efficiency based on energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to stimulating personal solar, one of the best uses of government resources is tax breaks and rebates for solar installs. Michigan currently offers no state tax credit to consumers who install solar panels at their place of residence. Offering no rebates for solar purchases, the state is currently failing its citizens who want to power their homes with private solar panels. Fortunately, Michigan offers a 100% tax exemption to citizens.. The state currently does not offer a sales tax exemption for the install of private solar panels, leaving citizens on their own for this category.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a customer is able to easily find electricity plans with renewable fuels is somewhat determined by statewide initiatives. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electricity companies who operate in the state. These standards require that a percentage of electricity must be produced using green energy. Unfortunately, Michigan has only limited or voluntary standards program set up. In addition, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that assist with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Michigan

Where does Michigan get its electricity?

The second and third most used fuels are Natural Gas and Nuclear, which account for 29.01% and 28.67% of total production respectively.

How much does electricity cost in Michigan?

The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity is 16.85 cents in Michigan in 2021.