CMS Energy

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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. The company has 1,643,648 residential accounts, 226,997 commercial customers and 1,348 industrial customers whom they provide electricity to. On average, CMS Energy's residential electricity price is 18.12 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 32.17% higher than the nationwide average rate of 13.71 cents. This makes the provider 2825th lowest for average electricity price out of 2923 providers in the US. There were a total of 9,691,185 megawatt hours sold to wholesale customers. During the same timeframe, the provider generated 14,255,652 megawatt hours and acquired 28,881,453 megawatt hours via the wholesale electricity market. Their total revenue for 2020 from electricity related activities was $4,513,105,800, with $4,124,723,000 coming from retail sales to end users and $222,603,500 from sales to the wholesale electricity market.

The average residential electricity bill for a consumer of CMS Energy is $122.23 per month. Customers of the company pay a 2.75% markup compared to other residents of the state. The provider ranks 52nd highest in the nation out of 3509 providers for megawatt hours produced by burning natural gas. They rank 343rd in the nation out of the 3509 suppliers we track for their ratio of renewable versus non-renewable fuel sources used. Dams and other hydroelectric facilities owned by the company produce 34,632.02 megawatt hours, ranking the provider as the 126th largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States out of 3509 providers.

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 4.72% of the total electricity they produce. The state of Michigan has an energy loss average of 3.81% and the countrywide average is 2.76%, resulting in CMS Energy receiving a rank of 821st best out of 3509 providers reporting energy loss in the country.

CMS Energy Rate & Electric Bills

CMS Energy residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.187/kWh$0.151/kWh$168.59/mo.$81.93/mo.
2825th18.12¢CMS Energy's Average residential price per kWh
1904th$122.23Average 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

Producing 23,235,300.49 megawatt hours annually, CMS Energy is ranked 63rd for total production of all providers in the United States.

CMS Energy is ranked 39th out of 3509 suppliers in the United States for total percentage of electricity output coming from renewable fuels.

CMS Energy generates 10,232,235.1 megawatt hours of electricity from the burning of coal, ranking CMS Energy 43rd in the country out of 3509 suppliers.

CMS Energy generates 5,321 megawatt hours of electricity (or 0.02% of their total production) from solar energy sources.

CMS Energy produces 20,928,878.06 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel types, which is 60th out of 3509 companies in the US.

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Energy Loss

CMS Energy's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


821 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 County10,167417.35$108.06/mo
Allegan County120,502517.55$117.71/mo
Antrim County23,431416.83$112.10/mo
Arenac County15,002318.13$122.22/mo
Barry County62,423516.93$119.04/mo
Bay County103,856417.85$119.92/mo
Benzie County17,970416.89$115.70/mo
Branch County44,862517.87$120.26/mo
Calhoun County134,310617.76$120.64/mo
Charlevoix County26,054516.80$111.89/mo

Power Plants Owned by CMS Energy

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Ottawa County MI Coal 7,509,881.027,452,323,611.36992.34
Dearborn Industrial GenerationCMS Energy (100.00%)
Dearborn MI Natural Gas 4,169,3332,783,470,094.8667.61
Zeeland Generating StationConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Zeeland MI Natural Gas 3,891,7411,589,731,986.5408.49
Bay County MI Coal 3,096,026.993,216,015,448.461,038.76
Jackson Generating StationConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Jackson MI Natural Gas 2,308,4581,022,179,357.64442.8
Cross Winds Energy ParkConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Tuscola County MI Wind 661,158
TES Filer City StationLouisiana Iron Works Inc (1.00%)KCR Power Co LLC (5.00%)Western Michigan Cogeneration LP (44.00%)CMS Energy (50.00%)
Filer City CDP MI Coal 496,132464,602,861.81936.45
Crescent Wind ParkConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Hillsdale County MI Wind 380,040
Gratiot Farms Wind ProjectConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Montcalm County MI Wind 374,206
Craven County NC Wood/Wood Waste Solids 307,746346,642,1211,126.39

CMS Energy Fuel Makeup

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Cities CMS Energy Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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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 18.12 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Michigan bundled rate of 17.63 cents and the average national rate of 13.71 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 90.07% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel sources.

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

There are 31 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 9.93% 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 $122.23.

What cities does CMS Energy offer service to?

CMS Energy serves 296 cities throughout the US.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-03-13