Electricity in Michigan
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Michigan
- Population see rank10,077,331
- Total Production see rank116,045,384 MWh / 11.52 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank100,328,836 MWh / 9.96 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank11,448,193 MWh / 1.14 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank48,229,650,183 kg / 4,785.95 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank104,597,191 MWh / 10.38 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 Electricity Rates:
Energy Profile of Michigan
Michigan's Electricity Prices and Usage
Consumers in Michigan are faced with a higher residential electricity rate than many people in the United States, with an average state electricity rate of 17.58 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the nationwide average of 13.99 cents. This makes Michigan the 41st best priced state in the nation using average electric rate. The state has a deregulated electricity market, meaning residents may choose from an abundance of electricity providers rather than be forced to buy electricity from a single option based on their geographic location. Consumers in Michigan are faced with 1.38 electrical outages a year with outages lasting an average of 174.01 minutes. During the course of the past 12 months, Michigan has seen a 15.17% rise in electricity generation using renewable fuels rather than non-renewable sources. The state has seen a 195.21% increase in electricity generated from the use of solar energy within the previous year. As the 26th worst polluting state based on emissions per person from electricity consumption, Michigan residents create emissions of 4,785.95 kilograms of CO2 gases each.
Residential Electricity Providers in Michigan
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Great Lakes Energy||BUNDLED||15.45||101.43||912,968||141,074,800||40|
|BWL Lansing Board of Water and Light||BUNDLED||16.75||96.7||601,833||100,816,000|
|Midwest Energy & Communications||BUNDLED||14.70||157.24||370,969||54,529,700|
|Upper Peninsula Power Company||BUNDLED||22.47||109.2||274,747||61,747,968||155,866|
|Upper Michigan Energy Resources||BUNDLED||16.25||99.49||242,152||39,357,800|
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||7,045,134||2,770,432,975.66||393.24|
|St. Clair County||Coal||7,031,453.01||7,119,395,629.78||1,012.51|
PalisadesEntergy Power (100.00%)
|Van Buren County||Nuclear||7,014,799||6/2022|
Midland Cogeneration VentureOntario Municipal Employees Retirement System (67.00%)
Dearborn Industrial GenerationCMS Energy (100.00%)
Zeeland Generating StationConsumers Energy (100.00%)
During the course of the last 12 months, Michigan saw a 13.08% rise in CO2 emissions per capita.
Michigan is the 27th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita, with an average of 10.38 megawatt hours per resident produced from non-renewable fuels per year.
Michigan consumes approximately 86.46% of the production put out by their power generation plants.
The largest electricity provider in the state of Michigan by megawatt hours sold is DTE Energy.
Michigan ranks 14th in US for production per capita from nuclear power, averaging 3.41 megawatt hours generated from nuclear plants.
Michigan produces 11,448,193.21 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuels. This ranks Michigan 24th in the US for total renewable electricity production.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Grand Traverse County||95,238||5||16.23||$111.47/mo|
|Presque Isle County||12,982||4||16.14||$86.21/mo|
|St. Clair County||160,383||1||4||17.94||$120.70/mo|
|St. Joseph County||60,939||4||15.95||$143.97/mo|
|Van Buren County||75,587||6||2||15.63||$138.05/mo|
Approximately 48,229,650,183.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Michigan because of electricity consumption. More importantly, the state averages 4,785.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the state's pollution levels. Around 31.91% of Michigan's electricity is generated using Coal. When taken together with Nuclear (29.59%) and Natural Gas (26.56%), the three fuel types make up 88.07% of the production. Michigan has the 9th highest amount of electricity generation plants of any state in the country, with 61 power plants. This equates to the 38th most plants per person in the country.
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FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Michigan
Does Michigan have a deregulated electricity market?
Yes, Michigan has a deregulated electricity market, meaning consumers have a choice of which electricity provider that they choose.
What electricity company is the largest supplier in Michigan?
The largest electricity company in Michigan by total revenue is DTE Energy.
How many power plants are located within Michigan?
Michigan has 61 active power plants producing electricity for the state.
Where does Michigan get its electricity?
The primary fuels used for electricity production in Michigan are Coal (31.91%), Nuclear (29.59%) and Natural Gas (26.56%).
How many electric companies offer service in Michigan?
Michigan is home to 55 electricity companies offering service in the area.
What is a good electricity rate in Michigan?
The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity is 17.58 cents in Michigan in 2022.
What power companies are in Michigan?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|3||Great Lakes Energy||126,956|
|4||BWL Lansing Board of Water and Light||99,325|
|5||Upper Peninsula Power Company||53,286|
|7||Upper Michigan Energy Resources||36,946|
|9||Midwest Energy & Communications||34,919|
|10||Presque Isle Electric and Gas Cooperative||33,769|
What is the cheapest electricity company in Michigan?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Hart, Michigan Electric Utility||8.60||1,382|
|2||Zeeland Board of Public Works||8.63||6,857|
|3||Harbor Springs, Michigan Electric Utility||8.85||3,725|
|4||Daggett, Michigan Electric Utility||9.58||135|
|5||Newberry Water & Light||10.06||1,388|
|6||Traverse City Light & Power||10.41||12,812|
|8||Stephenson, Michigan Electric Utility||11.18||498|
|9||City of Charlevoix Electric||11.32||4,512|
|10||Chelsea, Michigan Electric Utility||11.47||2,618|
What is the average electric bill in Michigan?
In 2022, Michigan has an average electric bill of $118, and the national average is $124.