Pennies for Power

Helping Lansing Residents

Join thousands of BWL customers in Pennies for Power!

Pennies for Power is a convenient way for BWL customers to help needy families in the Lansing area pay their utility bills. Participants agree to round up their utility bill to the next highest dollar each month, with the extra change going to provide one-time utility shut-off protection for customers facing hard financial times.

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How to Participate

More than 4,000 BWL customers participate in the program, contributing nearly $40,000 each year. There are three ways you can participate:

Round up
With this option, we will round up your monthly utility bill to the next whole dollar.
Round up and add a buck
We'll round up your monthly utility bill to the next whole dollar and add an additional $1 each month. You have the choice to leave it set at the $1 default or increase to any amount you choose.
One time donation
You can also make a one-time donation to be included with your next utility bill.

The total amount contributed for the year will be included on your January statement. You can use this statement for your tax reporting purposes.

Enroll Now

You may also select the appropriate box on your monthly bill's return stub or call BWL Customer Service Department at (517) 702-6006. We’ll enroll you in the program in time for next month’s billing.

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Opt In Choices
If you would like to make a one-time donation to Pennies for Power, please call our customer service department at 517-702-6006.