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MPSC: Warm Temperatures Result in Savings on Heating Bills; February Savings to Range from 4 percent to 21 percentContact: Judy Palnau (517) 241-3323
The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today announced that
“Thanks to warmer than expected temperatures and the falling price of natural gas,
Based on the new factors, the average residential customer will see the following savings in February:
Utility January February February Percent
GCR Factor GCR Factor Savings Savings
Consumers $8.9899/Mcf $8.1999 $13.98 7.1%
MichCon $11.3851/Mcf $10.9500 $7.70 3.3%
SEMCO $11.2684/Mcf $9.7600/Mcf $26.70 11.7%
SEMCO $12.0900/Mcf $9.7600/Mcf $41.24 16.9%
NSP-Xcel $1.22320/therm $.99000/therm $ 41.28 17.1%
WPSC $1.21299/therm $1.1534/therm $10.55 4.3%
If temperatures continue to stay above normal, it is possible for savings to continue into March.
Lark added that customers can also save on their bills by dialing down their thermostats, noting that every degree dialed down results in a savings of approximately 3 percent. Additional conservation tips are located on the MPSC’s Be WinterWise Web site: michigan.gov/bewinterwise or by calling the MPSC at 1-800-292-9555.
The MPSC is an agency within the Department of Labor & Economic Growth.
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