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Michigan customers: Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp. (UMERC) became the energy
provider for WPS's Michigan customers. UMERC was formed with the approval of the Michigan Public Service
Commission (MPSC) and serves the former Wisconsin Public Service and We Energies customers in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. UMERC is a
subsidiary of WEC Energy Group, the parent company of WPS and We Energies, and is regulated by the MPSC.
The natural gas rate for residential service is for customers who live in:
If you live in an apartment, condominium or other building where two or
more units are served by one meter, the natural gas rates applies for businesses
in Michigan rates.
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Natural gas is available to you whenever you need it. The only exception — as with
any gas service — is when unexpected events occur (such as a contractor digging into a gas line), that make it impossible to
deliver gas to your home. When this happens, WPS responds
immediately to restore service.
The amount of gas flowing through your meter is measured in hundred cubic feet
(CCF). But you are charged based on the average heat content of the gas delivered
to your home — or the number of therms you use. One therm is equal to 100,000
British Thermal Units (Btus). One Btu represents the amount of heat needed to
raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at sea level.
Your bill shows how much gas (CCF) you used for the past month and a calculation that
converts the amount of gas used (CCF) to reflect the heat content of the gas (therms).
The heat content of gas may vary. WPS determines the heat content of gas
received from our supplier during the 30 days preceding your last meter reading date.
The result is shown on your monthly bill.
Each month, your gas bill includes these charges:
Several factors can influence your monthly gas use. Major factors
that can be measured by WPS are
summarized in the lower left-hand corner of your monthly bill.
* If your seasonal facility is used during the summer
months, you'll be billed for gas service May through October. If your seasonal
facility is used during the winter months, you'll be billed for gas service
November through April. Your gas service may remain connected all year. Any
incidental gas use during the "off season" will be included on your first bill
of the following season. If substantial use of gas is recorded during the "off
season," WPS will send you a bill at that time.