Advanced Renewables Program now open for some Michigan customers

As of December 1, 2011 residential electric customers served by Consumers Energy can submit applications to participate in the utility’s Experimental Advanced Renewable Program (EARP).

This program allows electric customers to sell the output of customer-owned solar generating systems to Consumers Energy for a fixed price over a contract length of 15 years. Applications for this next phase of the EARP must be submitted by Jan. 12, 2012.

A new website was launched to provide information on this renewable energy program. That address is:

About 85 Michigan residents have installed their own solar energy systems during previous phases of this program.

Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, provides natural gas and electricity to 6.8 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Source: PR Newswire


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