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Budget Billing Plan Take the seasonal ups and downs out of your energy bills and pay the same amount each month. Contact your gas or electric company to enroll.

State Emergency Relief Low income households may get assistance with heating or electric bills during extreme hardship or for emergencies that threaten health and safety. Call 2-1-1 to learn about other low income energy assistance programs.

Medical Emergency Protection An energy bill that is subject to shut-off due to non-payment may be postponed up to 21 days because of a medical emergency. Contact your gas or electric company for more information.


Consumer Tips
o Beat the Heat and $ave
o Surviving Power Outages

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Be Summer Wise

Do you need help managing your energy bills? For the most fulfilling summer experience, it is important to be wise about your usage during these months. Having lower energy bills means excess money to enjoy the season.

Here you will find various resources contributing to your understanding of summer utilities and the benefits that come from saving energy. Along with conservation tips, there are links for information on low-income assistance, billing options, help for military families, and recommendations to stay healthy in the heat.

We all need to "Be SummerWise" as natural gas, propane, and electricity prices have increased across the country. Remember to take the following steps for a comfortable summer.

Use Energy Efficiently and Save Money - Every electric and natural gas Michigan utility offers energy efficiency programs for customers to cut their energy bills. To learn more about reducing your energy use visit the Energy Savers page linked below.

Plan Ahead - Many utility companies have Budget Billing Plans that can spread out your peak energy bills.

Get Protection - Low-income customers and military personnel may qualify for shut-off protection through various programs.

Get Educated - The MPSC issues Consumer Tips that provide helpful advice for saving money during summer months.

Be Helpful - Allow your friends and family the same advantages by sharing this information with them.

thermometer icon Avoid Heat Related Illness

  • Drink Plenty of Fluids
  • Replace Salt and Minerals
  • Wear Appropriate Clothing and Sunscreen
  • Schedule Outdoor Activities Carefully
  • Pace Yourself
  • Stay Cool Indoors
  • Use a Buddy System
  • Monitor Those at High Risk
  • Adjust to the Environment
  • Use Common Sense

More Tips

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Energy Savers
Tips on saving money and energy at home.
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Energy Star Products
Install energy efficient lighting, appliances, etc.

Weatherization Assistance Low-income households can receive free caulking, weather stripping, insulation, etc. to help conserve energy.

Military/Veterans Assistance Families of Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel receive emergency financial assistance to pay electric, oil, gas, etc.


Be Proactive
Contact your utility company as soon as you know you will be unable to pay for a bill on time. Do not wait for a shut-off notice. Home | MPSC Home | LARA Home
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