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Customer Generation and Financial Information
Typical customer electric generation technologies include solar photovoltaic systems, wind turbines, and on-farm anaerobic digestion systems. These systems are located on the customer's premises. See the Energy Information Administration website for more detailed information on these generation technologies. Customer generation facilities must be located on the customer's premises.
The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has Electric Interconnection and Net Metering Standards which address the interconnection process for utilities whose rates are regulated by the MPSC and cooperative utilities. MPSC Staff are currently conducting a stakeholder process to update the rules. More information on the process to interconnect a customer generation project with a utility’s distribution system are available on the Commission’s interconnection webpage.
If you are considering installing an electric generation project, check with your utility’s interconnection staff to learn about the process for interconnecting with the utility’s distribution system.
- SEIA Residential Consumer Guide to Solar Power
- MPSC Electric Interconnection & Net Metering Standards
- Many financial incentives exist to help encourage the use of renewable energy systems. Please review the information presented below with your financial professional to know which options, if any, will work best for your particular situation.
Residential and Small Scale
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
- Energy Calculators
The US DOE provides calculators to evaluate the payback period of a renewable energy system.