Consumers Energy Meter Readers Working Safely For You

MeterReadVidMichigan’s historic and dangerously cold winter has reduced the number of meters that our meter readers have been able to safely access and read.

As a result, customers have received estimated bills based on past energy use and weather conditions. VIDEO: Consumers Energy Meter Reading Update

We place a high priority on providing accurate bills for our customers, and working safely is job one every day at Consumers Energy. We want you to know we’re taking multiple steps to reduce the amount of customers who receive estimated bills, including the following:

  1. Meter readers are working extra hours 
  2. We’ve hired more meter readers
  3. We’re prioritizing neighborhoods on routes that were estimated this winter due to dangerous weather
  4. We’ve activated our Severe Weather Assistance Team to assist customers with billing concerns

We’re here to help. If you have a question about your bill or need help with payment plans or other assistance, please call us at 1-800-477-5050. You also can visit