Standard area lighting - Michigan


Standard area lighting is available for customers who use existing utility poles to light public and private areas. Customers must sign a five-year, self-renewing contract. Fixtures are installed on existing wood utility poles.


In many cases, lights can be installed on existing We Energies poles with no up-front charge. If an existing utility pole is not present, a new pole and fixture can be installed as a "non-standard" light.

Night Aura lights are connected directly to the We Energies distribution system. Meters are not installed because energy use can be accurately calculated based on the constant wattage and control by photocells.

Lighting cannot be disconnected/reconnected throughout the year.


Lighting contracts and monthly charges are set up based upon the cost of the equipment, maintenance and energy consumed. Once these variables are determined, you will be billed a flat monthly rate. Installation charges, if any, are separate and will be quoted prior to work being done.

If preferred, a separate lighting account can be created for you.

Other considerations

If you would like lights removed prior to the five-year contract obligation, you will be responsible for a removal charge.

We can increase or decrease the wattage of your light by replacing the luminaire but there will be an associated cost if the five-year contract has not been satisfied.

For a rental property, the five-year contract must be signed by the property owner. The owner may choose to make arrangements for a tenant to reimburse the monthly cost, but we cannot directly bill a tenant.

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