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Electric Division

Through the Michigan Public Power Agency, a consortium of 22 members and 6 associate members of the State's 40 cities and villages that own and operate electric utilities, the City in 2022 purchased 99,673,836 kilowatt-hours of electricity for $7,442,218 and received $10,980,744 in revenues from its resale.  Operating and capital expenses in 2022 totaled $11,689,301.  The City serves about 5,481 electric customers and owns entitlements to portions of power-generating plants near Kalkaska, West Olive, Saint Claire in Michigan and Fremont in Ohio.  The City also receives renewable energy through power purchase agreements from wind and solar projects located in Michigan.  The City owns two substations and approximately 82 miles of a complete distribution system, including facilities at the adjacent Bay View Association grounds and elsewhere outside the City, of which approximately 75% has been installed underground. 

Michigan Public Power Agency provided a presentation to City Council in 2019 concerning power supply and renewables. Click here for more information on the presentation.

100% Renewable Energy by 2035
Click here to view the resolution City Council adopted in 2019 committing to 100% renewable energy by 2035.

Voluntary Green Pricing ProgramVGP Logo - final - 11-20-19

Click here to enroll in the City of Petoskey’s Voluntary Renewable Energy Program.
You can contribute to making our community a greener place by choosing to have a portion, or all of your electricity generated by renewable sources.  The City of Petoskey is now offering a Voluntary Renewable Energy Program for all electric customers to help create a better future for Petoskey!

Customers who voluntarily enroll in this program will receive an additional charge of $0.01 per kWh, for the specified amount of electricity that is renewable. Customers have the option of choosing 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of their consumption from renewable energy sources.  Renewable energy is electricity that primarily comes from wind, solar and other sources that produce little or no emissions.

There are no requirements on the length of time a customer must remain in the program.  All participants electing to sign up will be enrolled until notification from the customer is received requesting termination.

Petoskey Energy Smart Programenergysmartround
The City of Petoskey Energy Smart programs offer Petoskey electric customers incentives for replacing inefficient electrical devices with newer, high efficiency units. Residential, commercial, and industrial users can all save by utilizing these incentives and installing higher efficiency electrical appliances, lights, and fixtures.

There's never been a better time to invest in electric vehicles. Discover ways to reduce the cost of purchasing and operating an electric vehicle with incentives up to $500 on home charging stations and up to $2,000 for business charging stations! Plus, other residential rebates and incentives are available! Contact the Energy Smart program today for details at 877-674-7281 or visit to learn more.

Click here for more information on the Energy Efficiency Program.

Net Metering Program
Click here for more information concerning the City's Net Metering Program.

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