How to manage your heat bill

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Winter weather is arriving in West Michigan and now is the time to form a strategy to save money on heating costs.

Consumers Energy has programs to make sure everyone stays safe and warm this winter. Visit to explore options and sign up for the budget plan. You can also get information on how to winterize your home, tips on energy efficient windows and doors, and more. If you need help to pay for your heat, call 1-800-477-5050.

Construction is happening right now on a project called Solar Gardens. It’s the first program of its kind for Consumers Energy, and the location just sound of the Grand Valley State University Allendale campus will be the largest community solar project in Michigan. Expected to be completed by spring 2016, it’s a cost-effective way for Consumers Energy customers to be part of solar energy in Michigan. Customers can express interest and learn more about Solar Gardens online at

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