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Electricity In Michigan
- 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 Electric Rates:
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
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Great Lakes Energy||15.72||98.82||868,286||136,529,400||97||1,505,070,035.11|
|BWL Lansing Board of Water and Light||16.37||94.07||597,256||97,785,000||974,834,610|
|Midwest Energy & Communications||15.41||151.91||340,561||52,489,700||285,817,766.14|
|Upper Peninsula Power Company||21.94||105.84||271,530||59,571,579||155,866||639,301,161.55|
|Upper Michigan Energy Resources||14.78||90.35||241,244||35,652,321||901,648,091.43|
Power Plants in Michigan
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Donald C CookIndiana Michigan Power (100.00%)
Monroe (MI)DTE Energy (100.00%)
FermiDTE Energy (100.00%)
New Covert Generating FacilityArcLight Capital (100.00%)
|Van Buren County||Natural Gas||7,416,137||2,927,792,964.6||394.79|
Midland Cogeneration VentureOntario Municipal Employees Retirement System (67.00%)
|St. Clair County||Coal||6,456,157.01||6,503,567,789.83||1,007.34|
PalisadesEntergy Power (100.00%)
|Van Buren County||Nuclear||5,977,896||108,399,584.37||18.13||6/2022|
Dearborn Industrial GenerationCMS Energy (100.00%)
Zeeland Generating StationConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Michigan is ranked 10th in the United States for total power created by nuclear power.
Michigan consumes about 89.25% of the production put out by their generation facilities, so they either export or store the remaining electricity.
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.
The largest electricity supplier in Michigan by customer count is DTE Energy.
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.
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.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Grand Traverse County||93,088||6||15.98||$108.51/mo|
|Presque Isle County||12,592||6||15.21||$83.02/mo|
|St. Clair County||159,128||1||7||17.68||$119.72/mo|
|St. Joseph County||60,964||4||4||15.16||$120.11/mo|
|Van Buren County||75,677||4||3||15.68||$139.57/mo|
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.
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?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Zeeland Board of Public Works||8.58||6,749|
|2||Harbor Springs, Michigan Electric Utility||8.92||3,712|
|3||Chelsea, Michigan Electric Utility||9.84||3,112|
|4||Croswell, Michigan Electric Utility||10.13||1,438|
|5||Newberry Water & Light||10.44||1,415|
|6||Traverse City Light & Power||10.49||12,599|
|7||Daggett, Michigan Electric Utility||10.65||135|
|9||Stephenson, Michigan Electric Utility||10.80||498|
|10||South Haven Electric||11.00||8,444|
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?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|3||Great Lakes Energy||126,250|
|4||BWL Lansing Board of Water and Light||99,542|
|5||Upper Peninsula Power Company||53,062|
|7||Upper Michigan Energy Resources||36,908|
|9||Midwest Energy & Communications||34,748|
|10||Presque Isle Electric and Gas Cooperative||33,713|