Consumers Energy: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

Consumers Energy

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About Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy has their head offices in Clare, Michigan and supplies electricity in 299 cities within the state. Consumers Energy has an average residential electricity rate of 18.70 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 19.61% above the national average rate of 15.64 cents, ranking the supplier at 2774th lowest for average electricity price out of 2893 suppliers in the US. Consumers Energy had total sales and disposition of 39,306,467 megawatt hours in 2022, of which 33,249,141 megawatt hours were from retail sales and 4,116,971 were from wholesale sales to other suppliers. Electricity generation and wholesale power purchases made up 45.79% and 54.21%, respectively, of all electricity sourced by the company. Electricity facilities the company owns generated 17,999,210 megawatt hours and an additional 21,307,257 megawatt hours were procured on the wholesale market. The revenue for Consumers Energy in 2022 from electricity sales was $5,364,236,800, with $4,700,739,700 coming from retail sales to end users and $240,957,800 from sales to the wholesale market.

The state average monthly residential electricity bill is $112.44, while the Consumers Energy average is 2.62% higher at $115.91 per month. Consumers Energy is the 53rd ranked company in the state for average monthly bill amount. Based on megawatt hours generated, Consumers Energy is the 5th largest electricity company out of 94 electricity companies in Michigan. They rank 19th out of the 56 suppliers we track in Michigan for their ratio of renewable versus non-renewable fuel types used. Consumers Energy produces 15,403,967.76 megawatt hours from their generation plants, which ranks them as the 85th largest producer of electricity out of 3517 electricity providers in the country.

Consumers Energy Net Metering

Consumers Energy offers net metering choices to consumers. This is a positive for any consumer potentially purchasing personal solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their unused megawatt hours into the grid.

Energy Loss

Losing energy due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is a reality of being in the electricity production business. Electricity providers are required to report these losses to government agencies who track electricity infrastructure efficiencies. Consumers Energy reported a yearly loss of roughly 4.88% of the electricity that they produce. This percentage of electricity lost gives them a rank of 15th best out of 56 providers who report energy loss in Michigan and 845th best out of 3517 in the US.

Consumers Energy Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.196/kWh$0.151/kWh$168.59/mo.$81.93/mo.
2774th18.70¢Consumers Energy's Average residential price per kWh
1303rd$115.91Average monthly electricity bill for Consumers Energy's residential customers

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Consumers Energy Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Parent Company:CMS Energy
  • Headquarters:1 Consumers Energy Parkway
    Clare, Michigan 48617
    United States of America
  • CEO:Garrick J. Rochow

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Quick Facts About Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy produces 6,502 megawatt hours of electricity (or 0.04% of their total production) from solar fields.

Consumers Energy's production plants generate 7,195,645.94 megawatt hours from the burning of natural gas.

Consumers Energy generates 13,706,453.98 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel sources, which is 78th in the US out of 3517 providers.

Roughly 42.12% of Consumers Energy's total electricity comes from the use of coal.

Consumers Energy generates 1,724,445 megawatt hours of electricity (or 11.19% of their total electricity generation) from wind energy.

Energy Loss

Consumers Energy's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


845 National Rank

Consumers Energy Energy Makeup

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Consumers Energy State Coverage

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

Consumers Energy County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Alcona County10,138418.36$106.58/mo
Allegan County121,210518.36$114.77/mo
Antrim County23,427417.89$113.36/mo
Arenac County15,009318.74$115.91/mo
Barry County62,014518.03$120.23/mo
Bay County102,821418.57$114.73/mo
Benzie County17,926417.69$113.24/mo
Branch County44,677518.53$114.55/mo
Calhoun County133,289618.55$116.87/mo
Charlevoix County26,109517.87$113.24/mo

Power Plants Owned by Consumers Energy

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Ottawa County MI Coal 6,502,395.026,458,374,422.38993.23
Zeeland Generating StationConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Zeeland MI Natural Gas 5,180,1832,226,322,201.74429.78
Jackson Generating StationConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Jackson MI Natural Gas 1,976,408895,924,838.62453.31
Cross Winds Energy ParkConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Tuscola County MI Wind 746,986
Crescent Wind ParkConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Hillsdale County MI Wind 360,432
Gratiot Farms Wind ProjectConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Montcalm County MI Wind 348,577
Bay County MI Coal 319,912384,500,025.951,201.89
Lake Winds Energy ParkConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Mason County MI Wind 268,450
Newaygo County MI Conventional Hydroelectric 79,156
Manistee County MI Conventional Hydroelectric 58,674

Consumers Energy Fuel Makeup

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Cities Consumers Energy Has Coverage

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Consumers Energy FAQ:

Who is the CEO of Consumers Energy?

Consumers Energy's CEO is Garrick J. Rochow.

What percentage of Consumers Energy's electricity is generated from renewable fuel types?

Consumers Energy generates 11.02% of their electricity from renewable fuels.

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

Customers of Consumers Energy, on average, have an electricity bundled rate 18.70 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What is the average bundled bill for Consumers Energy customers each month?

Customers of Consumers Energy pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $115.91.

How many counties does Consumers Energy provider electricity to?

Consumers Energy sells electricity in 58 counties in the nation.

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

There are 26 power plants owned by or associated with Consumers Energy.

What cities does Consumers Energy offer service to?

Consumers Energy serves electricity to 299 cities.

What is the phone number for Consumers Energy?

You can reach Consumers Energy by phone via (800) 477-5050.

What percentage of Consumers Energy's electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuels?

Consumers Energy generates 88.98% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel types.

What company is Consumers Energy owned by?

Consumers Energy is a subsidiary of CMS Energy.

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Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2024-03-29