Interest in our residential customer solar program continues to remain strong. More than 46 applicants so far have responded to our April invitation for proposals. Applicants from 17 counties across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula submitted qualified projects, exceeding the electric capacity available in this phase of our solar program.
An event to randomly select go-forward residential customer solar projects is scheduled for Thursday, May 10 at 6:00 PM at Curtiss Hall, on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University. State Representatives Ken Horn (R-Frankenmuth), Jim Stamas (R-Midland) and Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) are scheduled to participate in the 90-minute event which is open to the public. You can visit our website for reservations or more information about the program.
Following a brief overview of the program and remarks by invited speakers, qualified proposals will be selected at random to identify residential projects to be awarded contracts for the purchase of solar energy generated over the next 15 years. Consumers Energy already has contracts in place to purchase renewable energy from 134 customer-owned solar generators as part of our Renewable Energy Plan.