Net Metering Reaches Capacity: Consumers Energy stopped accepting new applications for its net metering program on Nov. 19, 2020. To learn more, send an email to EnergyPurchase@cmsenergy.com
If you’re interested in generating your own renewable energy at your home or business, Net Metering could be for you. As part of the Net Metering program, you’ll earn credit on your monthly energy bill for any excess energy you don’t use.
How Does It Work?
The energy laws passed in 2016 include a Distributed Generation Program that will replace Michigan’s existing Net Metering program on January 2, 2021. Under the law, the program will be accessible to customers with a grid connected generator that is sized up to 150 kW or 550 kW for a methane digestor.
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|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 and delivery rate||Excess energy credited at power supply rate only||Excess energy credited at power supply rate only|
For additional information on the process, check out the Net Metering brochure.
How to Enroll
You can participate in Net Metering 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:
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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.
Full Retail Rate: 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
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