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MI Attorney General, Consumers Energy: Tens of Millions of Dollars Available to Help MI Residents Pay Winter Bills

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We all know the last year has been tough for so many, but there is help available for those struggling to pay their heating bills.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Consumers Energy want to ensure Michigan residents take advantage of tens of millions in federal, state and local dollars that will help households and small businesses pay winter heating bills.

“No one should go without warmth or comfort in their own home when they can have access to so many dollars here in Michigan, starting with a single phone call,” Nessel said. “We know February’s brutal cold is leaving our friends and neighbors with high energy bills, but they should know they can take action now that can make a huge difference.”

“Consumers Energy is working right now to help many Michiganders who could use support due to the twin challenges of the pandemic and the cold snap,” said Lauren Youngdahl Snyder, Consumers Energy’s vice president of customer experience. “The new federal stimulus and other sources are making tens of millions of dollars available to help with energy bills.”

Their campaign comes after two weeks of especially cold temperatures in February caused furnaces to run more often than usual. The cost of that heat will be in their bills that are arrive this month.

People who are struggling with energy bills should call 211, a free service that connects people with nonprofit agencies in communities across the state. They can also go to .

Other ways to get help:

  • Apply for State Emergency Relief (SER) at .
  • Contact Consumers Energy at 800-477-5050 to make payment arrangements.
  • Apply for a Home Heating Credit at