We are proud to announce that 1.8 million electric meters and 600,000 natural gas meters will be updated in Michigan two years earlier than originally planned! By 2017, homes and businesses will have the luxury of using a smart meter to:
Enhance bill accuracy
Eliminate the need for physical meter reads
Track energy use
Manage energy efficiency
Predict monthly bills
By 2016, Consumers Energy also plans to enhance its outage management system where meters send automatic notifications during power outages so we can begin storm repairs faster.
Consumers Energy will notify you of future meter upgrades by sending a large blue informational postcard 30 days before the switch. You don’t need to be home during the meter replacement; however, you may call to make an appointment.