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Generator Interconnection Information

To Sell Electricity You Generate, Our Systems Need to Interconnect

If you are generating electricity through wind, solar, or other generation, and would like to sell your excess energy to us, the first step is to use the information below to apply for the Generator Interconnection program.

Please send checks or money orders to:

Interconnection Coordinator
Room P12-235
1945 West Parnall Road
Jackson, MI 49201

Make checks payable to Consumers Energy Company.

Note: We have recently updated our interconnection procedures in accordance with the 2023 Michigan Interconnection and Distributed Generation Standards issued by the Michigan Public Service Commission.

Have Questions?

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Call 517-788-1432 or email customer.generation@cmsenergy.com

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Easy Online Application

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Interconnection Cost Table


  Pre-Application Review Application Review Supplemental Review System Impact Study Facilities Study
Distributed*
Generation 
N/A $50 $0 $0 $0
Non-Export Track (certified) $300 $100 +
$1/kWac
$1,000 Not to Exceed
$10,000
Not to Exceed
$15,000
Non-Export Track
(non-certified)
$300 $100+
$2/kWac
$1,000 Not to Exceed
$10,000

Not to Exceed
$15,000

Fast Track
(certified)
$300 $100+
$1/kWac
$1,000 Not to Exceed
$10,000
Not to Exceed
$15,000

Fast Track
(non-certified)

 $300 $100+
$2/kWac
$1,000 Not to Exceed
$10,000
Not to Exceed
$15,000
Study Track $300 $300* N/A Not to Exceed
$10,000
Not to Exceed
$15,000

*Any Legacy Net Metering or Distributed Generation program fee in combination with any applicable fast track initial review fee, fast track supplemental review fees and any study track fees, must not exceed a total of $50. 

Information Based on Generator Output


Generators interconnecting in the State of Michigan are broken down into one of five levels based upon DER Capacity Rating. The DER Capacity Rating is the aggregate capacity of the site in real power (W) using the nameplate rating in AC. This includes both new and existing systems for locations where additional generation is being installed.