Michigan Gas Utilities (MGU) is urging customers behind on natural gas bills to take steps now to avoid disconnection. Winter Protection Plan agreements in place this winter have now ended.

Disconnection always a last resort

Customers who contact MGU and establish and maintain payment arrangements are not at risk for disconnection. MGU works closely with customers throughout the year on payment arrangements and energy assistance options.

MGU customers can set up a payment arrangement or be connected with financial assistance options anytime by going to michigangasutilities.com or the MGU app. Customers also can call 800-401-6402.

Energy assistance options

MGU customers may be eligible to receive help with natural gas bills through assistance options from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Department of Treasury. These include:

  • State Emergency Relief Program
  • Michigan Energy Assistance Program
  • Weatherization Assistance Program
  • Home Heating Credit

More information on each option is available on the MGU website.

Significant federal assistance also is available. The State of Michigan has as much as $269 million in low-income assistance funding available this heating season.

Simple ways to manage natural gas costs

There are many ways to manage natural gas costs at home. Go to MGU’s website for a checklist and tips on saving money all year long.