Local Energy Providers Working to Protect Seniors and Low-Income Households

Michigan’s local energy providers have a bit of good news for seniors and low-income families worried about managing their energy bills in the face of COVID-19. During this unprecedented public health crisis, both DTE Energy and Consumers Energy are taking steps to ensure everyone’s electricity stays on, regardless of their ability to pay.

For DTE Energy customers, that includes:

For Consumers Energy, that includes:

Both local energy providers say these timeframes could be adjusted depending on the length and severity of the COVID-19 outbreak. These may be turbulent times, but at least Michigan’s most vulnerable citizens won’t have to worry about power disruptions due to non-payment.

The spread of COVID-19 has been tough on many families, with paychecks lost and uncertainty about what the future holds. It brings a little comfort to know local energy providers are working hard to avoid power disruptions and keep energy affordable and reliable when it matters most—for all Michigan homes and businesses.

If you know people who are at risk, please share this blog with them to ensure they know help is available and how they can access it.