Learn about how Consumers Energy is involved in renewable energy, which programs are available and how you can join.

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Powering a Greener Tomorrow

Sustainably powering the future means finding new ways to generate electricity from renewable energy sources. In fact, today, more than 10% of our energy comes from wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric sources.

Our brighter tomorrow starts with working together today. Help us preserve and protect Michigan’s air, forests and waterways. Discover how you can help support our movement toward more renewable energy.

Renewable Energy Programs

Green Generation™

If you’re looking for a way to make green energy choices, our Green Generation program is a great place to start. We’re using more renewable energy sources and we invite businesses and residents to join us. Our Green Generation program makes it easy and affordable for you to embrace green energy.

  • Be a part of the GreenTeam by matching 100% of your monthly energy use. Your contribution fluctuates each month based on your actual energy use.
  • Add the GreenBlocks option and pay as little as $1.50 per GreenBlock per month, regardless of your energy use.
Discover your options to start making a green difference.


Solar Gardens

If you're interested in powering your life with renewable solar energy, but you don't have your own solar panels, this program can help you offset your carbon footprint.

  • We own, operate and maintain large solar panel facilities called Solar Gardens.
  • You can subscribe to “SolarBlocks” to offset your energy use. In turn, you receive solar energy credits on your bills.
  • Over the course of 25 years, one SolarBlock can offset up to 16 tons of carbon emissions.


Net Metering

If you’ve committed to generating your own electricity through solar energy, wind power or biomass, our Net Metering program is available to help you achieve your green goals and maintain your energy needs in two ways:

  • The energy you generate supplies your energy demand first. If you need more electricity than what you generate, we’re there to provide more.
  • When you generate more electricity than you need, the Net Metering program gives you energy credits that you can apply toward your power supply charges on your bill at any time.
Discover how you can share your green energy resources and receive energy credits.