Great Lakes Energy: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

Great Lakes Energy

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About Great Lakes Energy

Great Lakes Energy is an electricity cooperative. The largest city served by the supplier is Kalamazoo, but the company also provides electricity to 62 cities in the state of Michigan. Electricity companies must regularly report their customer counts to government agencies. Recently the provider listed 118,922 residential customers, 11,065 commercial customer accounts and 304 industrial customers signed up to receive electricity from the company. This is the entirety of their customers. Great Lakes Energy averages 16.99 cents per kilowatt hour billed to their patrons for residential electricity. While this is less than the state average rate of 18.60 cents per kilowatt hour, it is more than the US average of 15.64 cents. A total of 1,645,676 megawatt hours were sold through retail sales in 2022 by the provider. The electricity sourced by the company is made up of multiple electricity sources including 67 megawatt hours generated in power plants they own and 1,726,646 megawatt hours purchased via wholesale channels. The provider made $231,565,200 in total revenue in 2022 through retail electricity sales alone.

The US average monthly residential electric bill is $132.69, while the Great Lakes Energy average is 16.60% lower at $110.67 per month. Electricity generation plants owned by the supplier use non-renewable fuel sources to generate 100.00% of their total electricity production, or 67 megawatt hours. They rank 552nd out of 3517 suppliers in the country. By megawatt hours produced, Great Lakes Energy is the 42nd largest provider out of 94 electricity companies in the state. Great Lakes Energy generates 67 megawatt hours from their generation plants, which ranks them as the 777th highest producer of electricity in the country out of 3517 electricity providers.

Great Lakes Energy Net Metering

Great Lakes Energy is one of 38 companies in Michigan who offer net metering to their customers. This is a positive for any customer considering purchasing personal solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their extra megawatt hours back into the grid.

Energy Loss

Great Lakes Energy has energy loss of 4.69% of their production during transmission. The state average for energy loss is 3.44% and the US average is 2.87%. This results in Great Lakes Energy getting a ranking of 13th best out of 56 electricity providers in the state and 807th best out of 3517 suppliers in the United States.

Great Lakes Energy Rate & Electric Bills

Great Lakes Energy residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.170/kWh$0.151/kWh$110.67/mo.$91.73/mo.
2635th16.99¢Great Lakes Energy's Average residential price per kWh
1140th$110.67Average monthly electricity bill for Great Lakes Energy's residential customers

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Great Lakes Energy Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:1323 Boyne Avenue
    Boyne City, Michigan 49712
    United States of America
  • CEO:Bill Scott

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Energy Loss

Great Lakes Energy's energy loss due to business operations.


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Great Lakes Energy Energy Makeup

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Great Lakes Energy Coverage Map

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Great Lakes Energy State Coverage

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

Great Lakes Energy County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Allegan County121,210518.36$114.77/mo
Antrim County23,427417.89$113.36/mo
Barry County62,014518.03$120.23/mo
Calhoun County133,289618.55$116.87/mo
Charlevoix County26,109517.87$113.24/mo
Cheboygan County25,654617.99$100.28/mo
Clare County30,827518.31$116.06/mo
Crawford County13,102418.55$115.35/mo
Emmet County33,946717.64$110.88/mo
Isabella County65,623517.92$125.87/mo

Power Plants Owned by Great Lakes Energy

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Charlevoix County MI Distillate Fuel Oil 67184,688.922,756.55

Great Lakes Energy Fuel Makeup

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Cities Great Lakes Energy Has Coverage

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

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Great Lakes Energy FAQ:

How many counties does Great Lakes Energy provider electricity to?

There are 26 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Great Lakes Energy including Michigan.

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

The average monthly bundled electric bill for customers of Great Lakes Energy is $110.67. The Michigan average bundled bill is $112.44 and the US average is $112.44.

What is the phone number for Great Lakes Energy?

The Great Lakes Energy phone number is (888) 485-2537.

What cities does Great Lakes Energy supply electricity in?

Great Lakes Energy has customers in 62 cities.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Great Lakes Energy customers?

The average bundled price of electricity for consumers of Great Lakes Energy is 16.99 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What percentage of Great Lakes Energy's electricity is produced from renewable fuels?

Great Lakes Energy generates 0% of their electricity from renewable fuels.

Who is the CEO of Great Lakes Energy?

Bill Scott is the current CEO of Great Lakes Energy.

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

There is one power plant owned by or associated with Great Lakes Energy.

What percentage of Great Lakes Energy's electricity is produced using nonrenewable fuels?

Power production plants owned by or associated with Great Lakes Energy produce 100.00% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel sources.

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2023-12-06