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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. Presently, 1,872,703 consumers receive their electricity from the supplier. These customers are a mix of 1,643,913 residential accounts, 227,444 commercial customers and 1,346 industrial customers. Consumers Energy averages 18.05 cents per kilowatt hour charged to their patrons for residential electricity, which is 27.94% above the average national rate of 14.11 cents. The provider sold 31,446,240 megawatt hours via retail sales in 2020. The electricity generated in the company's power plants made up 37.41% of the electricity sourced by the company. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 62.59%. In 2020, they made a total of $4,325,373,600 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had revenue of $119,650,700 coming from sales to the wholesale electricity market.

The state average monthly residential electricity bill is $118.49, while the Consumers Energy average is 2.33% higher at $121.42 per month. Consumers Energy is the 54th ranked company in the state for average monthly bill amount. Based on megawatt hours generated, Consumers Energy is the 3rd largest electricity company out of 93 electricity companies in Michigan. They rank 20th out of the 56 suppliers we track in Michigan for their ratio of renewable versus non-renewable fuel types used. Consumers Energy produces 19,244,460.45 megawatt hours from their generation plants, which ranks them as the 71st largest producer of electricity out of 3509 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 4.72% of the electricity that they produce. This percentage of electricity lost gives them a rank of 21st best out of 56 providers who report energy loss in Michigan and 821st best out of 3509 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$0.187/kWh$0.151/kWh$168.59/mo.$81.93/mo.
2819th18.05¢Consumers Energy's Average residential price per kWh
1856th$121.42Average monthly electricity bill for Consumers Energy's residential customers

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 5,318 megawatt hours of electricity (or 0.03% of their total production) from solar fields.

Consumers Energy's production plants generate 6,906,539.48 megawatt hours from the burning of natural gas.

Consumers Energy generates 17,579,368 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel sources, which is 69th in the US out of 3509 providers.

Roughly 55.27% of Consumers Energy's total electricity comes from the use of coal.

Consumers Energy generates 1,690,426 megawatt hours of electricity (or 8.78% of their total electricity generation) from wind energy.

Energy Loss

Consumers Energy's energy loss due to business operations.

-4.72%

Total Energy Loss

1,800,185MWh

821 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
Michigan1,872,7034,714,470,4012100%

Consumers Energy County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Alcona County10,167417.31$107.48/mo
Allegan County120,502517.50$117.07/mo
Antrim County23,431416.80$111.68/mo
Arenac County15,002318.07$121.41/mo
Barry County62,423516.90$118.54/mo
Bay County103,856417.80$119.16/mo
Benzie County17,970416.85$115.11/mo
Branch County44,862517.82$119.48/mo
Calhoun County134,310617.71$119.92/mo
Charlevoix County26,054516.77$111.47/mo

Power Plants Owned by Consumers Energy

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Ottawa County MI Coal 8,180,882.018,111,418,342.44991.51
Zeeland Generating StationConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Zeeland MI Natural Gas 4,314,5271,758,772,656.9407.64
Bay County MI Coal 3,080,1923,206,388,640.151,040.97
Jackson Generating StationConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Jackson MI Natural Gas 2,344,4201,052,072,831.04448.76
Cross Winds Energy ParkConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Tuscola County MI Wind 661,158
Gratiot Farms Wind ProjectConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Montcalm County MI Wind 402,418
Crescent Wind ParkConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Hillsdale County MI Wind 387,462
Lake Winds Energy ParkConsumers Energy (100.00%)
Mason County MI Wind 239,388
Newaygo County MI Conventional Hydroelectric 83,127
Manistee County MI Conventional Hydroelectric 57,717

Consumers Energy Fuel Makeup

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
55.27%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
35.89%
WIND
Wind
8.78%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.12%
RESIDUAL FUEL OIL
Residual Fuel Oil
0.07%
OTHER
Other
-0.13%

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 8.65% 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 18.05 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 $121.42.

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 25 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 91.35% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel types.

What company is Consumers Energy owned by?

Consumers Energy is a subsidiary of CMS Energy.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-10-18