GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today residential electric customers served by Consumers Energy can submit applications to participate in the utility's Experimental Advanced Renewable Program (EARP).
This program allows electric customers to sell the output of customer-owned solar generating systems to Consumers Energy for a fixed price over a contract length of 15 years. Applications for this next phase of the EARP must be submitted by Jan. 12, 2012.
A new website was launched today providing information on this renewable energy program. That address is: www.consumersenergy.com/EARP
Consumers Energy will be conducting an information session on Dec. 8 in Grand Rapids for residential electric customers interested in learning about customer-installed solar energy systems. The session will be held at Grand Valley State University's downtown Pew Campus. The session is free of charge, open to the public and will take place from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM.
Speakers during the session will provide information on how residential customers can install their own solar energy systems as part of the EARP. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make an event reservation. Information about the EARP and details on the Dec. 8 session are available at www.consumersenergy.com/EARP
About 85 Michigan residents have installed their own solar energy systems during previous phases of this program.
Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), provides natural gas and electricity to 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
For more information about Consumers Energy, visit our Website at www.consumersenergy.com
SOURCE Consumers Energy