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 115,907 residential customers, 10,759 commercial customer accounts and 290 industrial customers signed up to receive electricity from the company. This is the entirety of their customers. Great Lakes Energy averages 15.45 cents per kilowatt hour billed to their patrons for residential electricity. While this is less than the state average rate of 17.65 cents per kilowatt hour, it is more than the US average of 14.11 cents. A total of 1,564,325 megawatt hours were sold through retail sales in 2020 by the provider. The electricity sourced by the company is made up of multiple electricity sources including 40 megawatt hours generated in power plants they own and 1,640,424 megawatt hours purchased via wholesale channels. The provider made $203,032,500 in total revenue in 2020 through retail electricity sales alone.

The US average monthly residential electric bill is $125.95, while the Great Lakes Energy average is 19.47% lower at $101.43 per month. Great Lakes Energy is ranked as the 43rd highest total electricity producer out of 56 companies in the state. Great Lakes Energy is the 275th largest provider out of 3509 suppliers in the country based on total megawatt hours sold. Electricity generation is not part of the Great Lakes Energy business plan, as they purchase power at wholesale rates from other companies and then resell to their consumers.

Great Lakes Energy Net Metering

Great Lakes Energy is one of 34 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 4.64% of their production during transmission. The state average for energy loss is 3.81% and the US average is 2.76%. This results in Great Lakes Energy getting a ranking of 20th best out of 56 electricity providers in the state and 804th best out of 3509 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 May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.157/kWh$0.151/kWh$101.43/mo.$91.73/mo.
2580th15.45¢Great Lakes Energy's Average residential price per kWh
1096th$101.43Average monthly electricity bill for Great Lakes Energy's residential customers

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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Quick Facts About Great Lakes Energy

Great Lakes Energy produces 40 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuels, which is 28th in Michigan out of 56 companies.

Energy Loss

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


Total Energy Loss


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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 County120,502517.50$117.07/mo
Antrim County23,431416.80$111.68/mo
Barry County62,423516.90$118.54/mo
Calhoun County134,310617.71$119.92/mo
Charlevoix County26,054516.77$111.47/mo
Cheboygan County25,579616.63$97.16/mo
Clare County30,856517.39$117.59/mo
Crawford County12,988417.79$119.27/mo
Emmet County34,112716.40$107.16/mo
Isabella County64,394516.61$122.04/mo

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 have customers in to?

Great Lakes Energy sells electricity to customers in 26 counties throughout the nation.

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

The average bundled rate of electricity for consumers of Great Lakes Energy is 15.45 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

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

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

How much 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 $101.43. The Michigan average bundled bill is $118.49 and the national average is $118.49.

What is the phone number for Great Lakes Energy?

Great Lakes Energy's customer service phone number is (888) 485-2537

Who is the CEO of Great Lakes Energy?

Bill Scott is the CEO of Great Lakes Energy.

What cities does Great Lakes Energy supply electricity to?

Great Lakes Energy has customers in 62 cities in the country including Michigan.

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

Power plants owned by or associated with Great Lakes Energy generate 0% of their electricity using renewable fuels.

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-21