Energy optimization plan and renewable energy plan
Utility companies in Michigan are required to collect funds for an Energy Optimization plan and a Renewable Energy plan as part of Public Act 295 passed by the Michigan state legislature in 2008.
Energy optimization plan
Energy Optimization charges pay for energy efficiency, load management and conservation programs to help avoid or delay the need for new electric generation facilities. The plan is expected to save the average residential customer $3.21 per month.
For residential customers, the charge is $0.00298 per kilowatt-hour. If monthly bill is less than
Energy efficiency programs are administered through Efficiency United. Learn more about how you can save by taking advantage of Efficiency United’s energy efficiency programs.
Renewable energy plan
Renewable Energy Plan charges fund our program to acquire additional renewable energy resources, saving the average residential customer an estimated $3.15 per month over the life of the program by avoiding new coal-fired generation costs.
For residential customers, the charge is $2.96 per month for a 30-day bill.