Helping Lansing Residents
Join thousands of BWL customers in Pennies for Power!
Pennies for Power is a convenient way for BWL customers to help families in need 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.
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:
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.
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.