Experimental Advanced Renewable Program (EARP)



Phase 29 and Phase 30 are now open!
Residential and Non-Residential applications must be submitted no later than March 31, 2015.


The Phase 28 Random Selection was held on
March 9, 2015.
See the results of the selection.


Solar Photovoltaic

Consumers Energy is offering an incentive program for customers who have installed or wish to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on their property. Applicants are selected in quarterly phases and given one year to bring their system online. Participants in the program enter into a long-term offer agreement to sell the output from their systems to Consumers Energy at a fixed rate.

Learn more about the Solar program.


Anaerobic Digester

Consumers Energy customers selected to participate in our Anaerobic Digester (AD) program will be eligible to enter into a long term standard offer agreement to feed the output from their systems to the Consumers Energy distribution grid and be compensated at a scheduled rate.

Learn more about the Anaerobic Digester program.


Public Meetings






 There are currently no public meetings scheduled.

Previously recorded webinar February 4, 2015 2:00 PM EST EARP Application & Enrollment Process Update



Additional Information

Learn more about interconnecting customer generation to the Consumers Energy distribution grid.

Applications can be sent to the EARP coordinators at EARP@cmsenergy.com or mailed to:

Consumers Energy
EARP Coordinator
1945 W Parnall Rd P13-304
Jackson MI 49201