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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
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Michigan

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

Historical Electric Rates:

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 residential 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 emissions each. The state is the 34th highest producer of electricity per capita, averaging 10.96 megawatt hours produced per person a year.

Residential Electricity Providers in Michigan

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DTE Energy17.68119.7216,474,2582,913,420,21035,328,612.3248,604,467,527.58
Consumers Energy16.41111.9413,395,6412,198,667,42615,902,42434,998,397,624.76
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 Resources14.7890.35241,24435,652,321No DataIcon representing missing value.901,648,091.43
Homeworks Tri-County14.87121.84220,91832,840,800No DataIcon representing missing value.170,484,976.97

Power Plants in Michigan

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Berrien County Nuclear 17,550,629264,160,221.1615.05No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Monroe Coal 14,403,447.9614,788,012,296.731,026.7No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Monroe County Nuclear 7,862,635145,483,907.0618.5YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
New Covert Generating FacilityArcLight Capital (100.00%)
Van Buren County Natural Gas 7,416,1372,927,792,964.6394.79No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Midland Natural Gas 7,411,141.443,196,993,352.14431.38No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Ottawa County Coal 7,317,675.017,252,574,720.72991.1YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
St. Clair County Coal 6,456,157.016,503,567,789.831,007.34No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Van Buren County Nuclear 5,977,896108,399,584.3718.13No DataIcon representing missing value.6/2022
Dearborn Industrial GenerationCMS Energy (100.00%)
Dearborn 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%)
Zeeland 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 County10,4055115.62$91.18/mo
Alger County9,1088119.02$99.65/mo
Allegan County118,0815314.47$93.19/mo
Alpena County28,4054215.21$81.46/mo
Antrim County23,3245No DataIcon representing missing value.16.64$111.02/mo
Arenac County14,8833No DataIcon representing missing value.16.65$113.40/mo
Baraga County8,2099317.97$79.86/mo
Barry County61,5505No DataIcon representing missing value.16.16$109.84/mo
Bay County103,1263416.13$109.01/mo
Benzie County17,7665No DataIcon representing missing value.16.09$109.96/mo
Berrien County153,4012513.38$114.88/mo
Branch County43,5174213.26$87.46/mo
Calhoun County134,1593116.32$112.53/mo
Cass County51,7872No DataIcon representing missing value.15.03$123.43/mo
Charlevoix County26,1435No DataIcon representing missing value.16.48$109.61/mo
Cheboygan County25,2766316.12$96.10/mo
Chippewa County37,3492314.19$96.89/mo
Clare County30,9505116.61$112.56/mo
Clinton County79,5956315.96$109.01/mo
Crawford County14,0295116.73$111.80/mo
Delta County35,78411316.72$84.33/mo
Dickinson County25,2399618.16$97.81/mo
Eaton County110,2685115.92$108.78/mo
Emmet County33,4158114.15$84.46/mo
Genesee County405,8132416.41$111.94/mo
Gladwin County25,4493216.68$113.54/mo
Gogebic County13,9759219.72$78.54/mo
Grand Traverse County93,0886No DataIcon representing missing value.15.98$108.51/mo
Gratiot County40,7116616.09$115.68/mo
Hillsdale County45,6053214.21$93.81/mo
Houghton County35,6847121.38$98.08/mo
Huron County30,98131614.27$104.56/mo
Ingham County292,4066616.26$107.04/mo
Ionia County64,6975216.11$114.66/mo
Iosco County25,1273417.04$115.74/mo
Iron County11,0667517.65$97.35/mo
Isabella County69,8725216.22$116.93/mo
Jackson County158,5103116.11$113.88/mo
Kalamazoo County265,0663415.87$133.48/mo
Kalkaska County18,0386115.95$107.50/mo
Kent County656,9555416.88$114.24/mo
Keweenaw County2,1164No DataIcon representing missing value.22.16$98.68/mo
Lake County11,8535No DataIcon representing missing value.16.42$108.51/mo
Lapeer County87,6071217.68$119.72/mo
Leelanau County21,7615316.24$110.86/mo
Lenawee County98,4515115.32$115.58/mo
Livingston County191,9954117.22$117.70/mo
Luce County6,2292111.72$72.47/mo
Mackinac County10,7993No DataIcon representing missing value.14.23$80.21/mo
Macomb County873,9721317.68$119.72/mo
Manistee County24,5586415.78$107.62/mo
Marquette County66,6999618.48$92.03/mo
Mason County29,1445316.63$110.86/mo
Mecosta County43,4536116.31$115.79/mo
Menominee County22,7809216.00$90.48/mo
Midland County83,1563216.39$112.07/mo
Missaukee County15,1185116.46$111.76/mo
Monroe County150,5004316.43$133.10/mo
Montcalm County63,8886316.16$115.44/mo
Montmorency County9,3287No DataIcon representing missing value.15.10$80.74/mo
Muskegon County173,5665116.89$114.07/mo
Newaygo County48,9805216.71$111.48/mo
Oakland County1,257,5843617.62$119.30/mo
Oceana County26,4676115.19$99.09/mo
Ogemaw County20,9973No DataIcon representing missing value.17.05$115.83/mo
Ontonagon County5,7209119.36$94.48/mo
Osceola County23,4605216.46$108.99/mo
Oscoda County8,2416116.31$99.19/mo
Otsego County24,6686316.24$98.81/mo
Ottawa County291,83081313.38$84.16/mo
Presque Isle County12,5926No DataIcon representing missing value.15.21$83.02/mo
Roscommon County24,0193No DataIcon representing missing value.17.01$115.60/mo
Saginaw County190,5393No DataIcon representing missing value.16.32$112.52/mo
Sanilac County41,1703413.76$101.22/mo
Schoolcraft County8,0946118.12$94.22/mo
Shiawassee County68,1223216.21$113.22/mo
St. Clair County159,1281717.68$119.72/mo
St. Joseph County60,9644415.16$120.11/mo
Tuscola County52,2452715.58$123.62/mo
Van Buren County75,6774315.68$139.57/mo
Washtenaw County367,6015515.67$100.92/mo
Wayne County1,749,34321516.17$101.45/mo
Wexford County33,6315115.77$107.26/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 47,777,541,361.56 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, Michigan is the 11th worst in the nation for total emissions from electricity consumption. More telling of the state’s emissions reality is the per citizen CO2 releases. Currently that amount stands at 4,784.04 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which results in the state ranking as the 27th highest state in the nation for CO2 emissions per capita. Electricity facilities in the state primarily use Coal, which accounts for 30.59% (or 33,496,440.81 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the state. Natural Gas and Nuclear make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 29.01% and 28.67% of total electricity generation, respectively. Michigan is home to 211 electricity producing plants, which is the 11th highest number of plants in a state and the 32nd highest rate of plants per resident in a state.

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Michigan Net Metering

Michigan has 29 out of 56 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

How many power plants are within Michigan?

Michigan has 211 power plants producing electricity for the state.

Where does Michigan get its electricity?

Fuels used for electricity production in Michigan include Coal (30.59%), Natural Gas (29.01%) and solar (28.67%).

What is the average electric bill in Michigan?

In 2021, Michigan has an average electric bill of $113.

What is a good electricity rate in Michigan?

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

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Michigan?

By total megawatt hours sold, DTE Energy is the largest electricity supplier in Michigan.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Michigan?

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1Zeeland Board of Public Works8.586,749
2Harbor Springs, Michigan Electric Utility8.923,712
3Chelsea, Michigan Electric Utility9.843,112
4Croswell, Michigan Electric Utility10.131,438
5Newberry Water & Light10.441,415
6Traverse City Light & Power10.4912,599
7Daggett, Michigan Electric Utility10.65135
8Wakefield Electric10.671,079
9Stephenson, Michigan Electric Utility10.80498
10South Haven Electric11.008,444

Does Michigan have a deregulated electricity market?

Yes, the state has a deregulated electricity market. This means that consumers in the state can choose from multiple electricity providers to supply their electricity.

How many electric companies offer service in Michigan?

Michigan has 56 electricity companies serving customers in the area.

What power companies are in Michigan?

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1DTE Energy2,235,376
2Consumers Energy1,862,545
3Great Lakes Energy126,250
4BWL Lansing Board of Water and Light99,542
5Upper Peninsula Power Company53,062
6Cloverland Electric42,736
7Upper Michigan Energy Resources36,908
8Cherryland Electric36,075
9Midwest Energy & Communications34,748
10Presque Isle Electric and Gas Cooperative33,713

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14