Does your home or business generate solar energy? Our new Distributed Generation program may be for you.
When you become part of the Distributed Generation (DG) program, the energy you generate will decrease your need to buy electricity from us, and we will also credit you for any extra energy you produce. It’s good for the planet, and your energy budget, too.
DG helps you benefit from your solar energy investment and will help power a clean energy future for Michigan. An eligible renewable energy system is required. Check out the details below.
Michigan’s 2016 energy law includes a DG Program to replace the former Net Metering program. Consumers Energy’s DG program took effect Jan. 1, 2021.
Distributed Generation Program Brochure
|Category 1||Category 2||Category 3|
|System Size||≤ 20 kW||> 20 to ≤150 kW||> 150 to ≤550 kW
|Meter Requirement||Single Meter||Two Meters||Two Meters|
|Billing||Net power supply and net delivery charges in addition to other fixed fees||Net power supply and net delivery charges in addition to other fixed fees||Net power supply and net delivery charges in addition to other fixed fees|
|Credit||Excess energy credited at power supply rate including transmission. See Tariff chart C.11.3 for more detail.||Excess energy credited at power supply rate including transmission. See Tariff chart C.11.3 for more detail.||Excess energy credited at power supply rate including transmission. See Tariff chart C.11.3 for more detail.|
How to Enroll
You can participate in Distributed Generation if:
Please Note: Whenever you make onsite changes that will affect your use, you’ll need to provide additional information and verification about how your annual energy use may change.
For more information, please see our terms and Definitions below.
To get started:
||14721 Cleveland Street
Spring Lake, MI 49456
|Renewable Installer||CBS Solar||16880 Front Street, Copemish MI 49625|
|Renewable Installer||Country Air & Solar Energy LLC||1101 N. Bradley Rd, Charlotte MI 48813|
|Renewable Installer||Ecojiva, LLC||2301 W. Big Beaver Rd, Suite 318, Troy MI 48084|
|Renewable Installer||Four Elements Energy, Inc.||54630 60th Ave, Lawrence MI 49064|
||Global Battery Solutions
||581 Ottawa Ave, Suite 100 Holland, MI 49423
|Renewable Installer||Harvest Solar||2218 E. High St, Jackson MI 49203|
|Renewable Installer||Helios Solar, LLC||248 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007|
||110 Miller Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
|Renewable Installer||J. Ranck Electric, Inc. (Commercial Installations)||1993 Gover Pkwy, Mount Pleasant MI 48858|
|Renewable Installer||Michigan Solar Solutions LLC||509 Sherbrooke, Commerce MI 48382|
|Renewable Installer||Mid-America Solar, LLC||1971 E. Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
|Renewable Installer||Oak Electric Service Inc.||5492 Dixie Hwy Suite 1 & 2, Waterford MI 48329|
|Renewable Installer||Quality Solar, LLC||701 W. State Street Saint Johns, MI 48879|
|Renewable Installer||Rustic Resource Renewable Energy||11290 Strait Rd., Hanover MI 49241|
|Renewable Installer||Solar Joint Ventures LLC.||1904 Woodslee Drive, Troy MI 48083|
|Renewable Installer||Solar King, LLC||4522 Racewood Drive, Commerce MI 48382|
|Renewable Installer||Solar Time Tracker||3725 N. State Rd. 127, Angola, IN 46703|
|Renewable Installer||Solar Winds Power System LLC.||5399 Laura Dr., Shelbyville MI 49344|
|Renewable Installer||Strawberry Solar||2727 2nd Ave. #259, Detroit, MI 48201|
|Renewable Installer||The Green Panel, Inc.||4023 South Old US 23, Brighton MI 48114|
|Renewable Installer||Westbrook Construction, Inc.||7222 Burr St. P.O. Box 214, Benzonia MI 49616|
Category 1: An eligible electric generator creating 20 kilowatts (kW) or less per year at a single site. It must also use equipment certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory to IEEE 1547.1 testing standards and be in compliance with UL 1741 1.1A.
Category 2: An eligible electric generator creating between 20 kW and 150 kW per year at a single site.
Category 3: A methane digester generating between 150 kW and 550 kW per year at a single site.
Eligible Electric Generator: A renewable electric generator or methane digester with a generation capacity outlined in categories 1 through 3 above.
Inflow-Outflow: The power supply and distribution components for the cost of electric service. Full retail rate does not include surcharges, the system access charge of other charges assessed on a per-meter basis.
Resources and Forms You May Need
Category 1 Interconnection/Distributed Generation Application
Category 1 Interconnection (Only)
Category 1 Distributed Generation (Only)
Category 2 Interconnection/ Distributed Generation Application
Category 2 Interconnection (Only)
Category 2 Distributed Generation (Only)
Commissioning Test Report (Category 1 and 2)
We’re Here to Answer Your Questions
Customer Generator Program Representatives
Distribution Agreements and Attachments Team
ATTN: Interconnection Coordinator
1945 West Parnall Road
Jackson, MI 49201
Renewable Resources Team
(989) 791-5645 Option 4
Consumers Energy Customer Service