CMS Energy: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

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About CMS Energy

CMS Energy is a retail power marketer. The largest county serviced by CMS Energy is Oakland County, but the company also operates in in 58 counties in the state of Michigan. CMS Energy averages 18.71 cents per kilowatt hour billed to their patrons for residential electricity, which is, unfortunately, 18.91% above the average US rate of 15.73 cents. Roughly 33,425,217 megawatt hours were sold by the supplier to retail accounts in 2022 and 8,824,978 megawatt hours were sold to other providers via whole channels. The electricity sourced by the company is made up of multiple sources including megawatt hours they produce in their power facilities and other megawatt hours procured on wholesale channels. These two categories make up 40.73% and 59.27%, respectively, of all electricity sourced by the company. In 2022, the company had revenue of $4,708,867,500 from retail electricity sales and $523,652,500 on the wholesale electricity market.

The average residential electricity bill for a consumer of CMS Energy is $115.4. Customers of the company pay a 0.79% markup compared to other residents of the state. Electricity generation plants owned or managed by the supplier use non-renewable fuel types to generate 89.96% of their total electricity production, or 19,282,693.49 megawatt hours. This amount ranks them at 62nd out of 3517 providers in the US. They rank 336th out of the 3517 companies we track in the nation for their ratio of renewable versus non-renewable fuel sources used. Roughly 8.42% of the electricity produced by the provider is from wind turbines.

Energy Loss

All electricity suppliers who generate electricity suffer from some energy loss via heat depletion or alternative factors. CMS Energy is not an exception, as they average a yearly loss of around 4.88% of the total electricity they produce. The state of Michigan has an energy loss average of 3.44% and the countrywide average is 2.87%, resulting in CMS Energy receiving a rank of 845th best out of 3517 providers reporting energy loss in the country.

CMS Energy Rate & Electric Bills

CMS Energy residential electric rates are highest in September and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.196/kWh$0.151/kWh$168.59/mo.$81.93/mo.
2710th18.71¢CMS Energy's Average residential price per kWh
1297th$115.4Average monthly electricity bill for CMS Energy's residential customers

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CMS Energy Overview

  • Company Type:Retail Power Marketer
  • Subsidiary Company:Consumers Energy
  • Headquarters:One Energy Plaza
    Jackson, Michigan 49201
    United States of America
  • CEO:John G. Russell

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    Quick Facts About CMS Energy

    CMS Energy has the 66th highest total electricity production in the US, producing 21,434,848.4 megawatt hours.

    CMS Energy's electricity plants generate 11,635,752.61 megawatt hours from the burning of natural gas.

    CMS Energy produces 6,326,773.33 megawatt hours of electricity from the use of coal, ranking CMS Energy 56th out of 3517 suppliers in the country.

    CMS Energy produces 7,324.67 megawatt hours of electricity (or 0.03% of their total production) from solar energy.

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    Energy Loss

    CMS Energy's energy loss due to business operations.


    Total Energy Loss


    845 National Rank

    CMS Energy Energy Makeup

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    CMS Energy State Coverage

    StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

    CMS Energy County Coverage

    CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
    Alcona County10,138418.67$105.70/mo
    Allegan County121,210518.59$113.86/mo
    Antrim County23,427418.38$111.95/mo
    Arenac County15,009318.75$115.40/mo
    Barry County62,014518.43$118.87/mo
    Bay County102,821418.64$114.13/mo
    Benzie County17,926417.94$112.25/mo
    Branch County44,677518.57$113.99/mo
    Calhoun County133,289618.65$116.15/mo
    Charlevoix County26,109518.37$111.82/mo

    Power Plants Owned by CMS Energy

    PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
    Ottawa County MI Coal 6,490,300.016,420,667,753.32989.27
    Zeeland Generating StationConsumers Energy (100.00%)
    Zeeland MI Natural Gas 5,456,4072,368,739,964.08434.12
    Dearborn Industrial GenerationCMS Energy (100.00%)
    Dearborn MI Natural Gas 5,385,2692,988,569,474.48554.95
    Jackson Generating StationConsumers Energy (100.00%)
    Jackson MI Natural Gas 1,913,956869,355,361.98454.22
    Crescent Wind ParkConsumers Energy (100.00%)
    Hillsdale County MI Wind 354,228
    Gratiot Farms Wind ProjectConsumers Energy (100.00%)
    Montcalm County MI Wind 343,675
    Craven County NC Wood/Wood Waste Solids 302,020282,440,054.4935.17
    Northwest Ohio WindCMS Energy (33.33%)
    Paulding County OH Wind 276,852
    TES Filer City StationCMS Energy (50.00%)Western Michigan Cogeneration LP (44.00%)KCR Power Co LLC (5.00%)Louisiana Iron Works Inc (1.00%)
    Filer City CDP MI Coal 246,148231,267,212.3939.55
    Bay County MI Coal 88,670134,597,509.031,517.96

    CMS Energy Fuel Makeup

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    Blast Furnace Gas
    Wood/Wood Waste Solids

    Cities CMS Energy Has Coverage

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    CMS Energy FAQ:

    Who is the CEO of CMS Energy?

    CMS Energy's current CEO is John G. Russell.

    How many counties does CMS Energy have customers in in?

    There are 58 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by CMS Energy including Michigan.

    What is the average bundled electricity rate for CMS Energy customers?

    CMS Energy's current average bundled electricity rate is 18.71 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Michigan bundled rate of 18.81 cents and the average national rate of 15.73 cents.

    Does CMS Energy have any subsidiary companies?

    Consumers Energy is owned by CMS Energy.

    What is the phone number for CMS Energy?

    The CMS Energy phone number is (517) 788-0550.

    What percentage of CMS Energy's electricity is produced using nonrenewable fuel types?

    CMS Energy produces 89.96% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel sources.

    How many power plants are owned by or associated with CMS Energy?

    There are 13 power plants associated with or owned by CMS Energy.

    What percentage of CMS Energy's electricity is generated using renewable fuel types?

    CMS Energy generates 10.04% of their electricity using renewable fuel sources.

    How much is the average bundled bill for CMS Energy customers each month?

    Consumers of CMS Energy pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $115.40.

    What cities does CMS Energy offer service to?

    CMS Energy serves 299 cities throughout the US.

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    Published: 2022-03-13