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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.

Your participation in the Green Generation™ program lets you join our renewable energy efforts in ways that are easy and affordable. You can:

  • 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.

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Solar Gardens

If you’re interested in promoting the use of solar energy but don’t have your own solar panels, this program helps offset your carbon footprint.

  • Once they’re built, we’ll 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.

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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.

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Solar Distributed Generation (DG) Pilot

Interested In Generating Your Own Solar Energy? We’re Making It Easy To Generate Your Own Clean Solar Power. Our Solar Distributed Generation (DG) Pilot program provides a complete and customized package covering everything you need to generate clean energy on your roof:

  • We’ve done all the legwork for you and teamed up with SunPower, a top-rated solar company, who offers quality, high efficiency panels.
  • You will own the solar system and can earn energy credits if you generate more energy than you use.
  • SunPower’s local installer will provide the site assessment, design and installation, and arrange for the system connection.
  • Enjoy the industry’s best 25-Year Combined Power and Product Warranty, plus long-term financing options (12 - 20 years).

Be one of the first to participate in this solar rooftop program.

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Subject to the Michigan net metering cap. The Solar DG program is not regulated by the Michigan Public Service Commission and solar distributed generation is offered by other providers.