Peak Power Savers®

– Easy ways to lower your energy bill.

Our Peak Power Savers programs enable you to save money with rewards for shifting energy use during times when demand for energy is highest and most expensive.

By joining Peak Power Savers and shifting your energy use, you'll help advance a clean energy future for Michigan. Our Clean Energy Plan will deliver 90% of our energy from clean resources, and we need your help.

Join the movement by choosing the program that’s best for you.

AC Peak

AC Peak Cycling

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With our AC Peak Cycling program, Consumers Energy will install a small device on the outside of your home near your central air conditioning unit. When a cycling event is happening, your AC unit's fan will run for short periods keeping your home comfortable. Your cooling system will return to normal when the cycling event ends.

AC Peak Cycling benefits:
  • Each year that you participate, you will receive $32 in bill credits June through September.
  • CardReceive a Visa® gift card when you sign up!
Time of Use

Peak Time Rewards

With Peak Time Rewards, earn bill credits on up to 19 Energy Savings Event Days per year by shifting energy use away typically from 2 – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. This can be as simple as running your dishwasher in the morning or doing laundry at night. The more you shift, the more you earn.

It’s easy! You will be notified by text, phone or email the day before an Energy Savings Event Day occurs.

Peak Time Rewards benefits:
  • Earn $1.00 for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) you shift.
  • No risk! There is no penalty if you are unable to shift.
Critical Peak Pricing

Critical Peak Pricing

Receive a 18% discounted rate for energy used from midnight to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to midnight on weekdays, and all day on weekends and holidays, from June through September.

In exchange, when an Energy Savings Event Day is called, we ask you to shift your use from 2 – 6 p.m. Energy Savings Event Days can occur up to 14 times on weekdays from June through September. If you are unable to reduce your energy use, a charge of $1.00 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) will be applied to your bill.

Critical Peak Pricing benefits:
  • Receive a discount on your electric rates from June through September for 19 hours a day during weekdays and all weekend.
  • We'll notify you the day before an Energy Savings Event Day to shift your use and avoid additional charges.