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Refunds granted to Consumers Energy customers

Posted at 10:37 AM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 10:37:23-05

Consumers Energy customers will see a slight reduction on their natural gas bill starting in December, after a Michigan Public Service Commission Ruling.

The average customer using 10,000 cubic feet of natural gas per month will save $1.72 on monthly bills from December to May of next year. The bill reductions are due to the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which reduced the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent.

For electricity, the MPSC approved more than $112 million in reductions earlier this year with another reduction yet to come. The rate reductions are offset by $76.4 million in gas and electric increases approved for the utility earlier this year, though Consumers requested more than $350 million in increases.