What is Net Metering

Net metering is available to CPI members who own and operate a facility that generates electricity from renewable sources such as hydro, wind, solar or fuel cell.

Net metering facilities are intended to offset or meet all of your own electrical requirements.

Net metering measures the difference between the electricity you buy from Consumers Power and the electricity you generate using your renewable generating equipment.

If the facility generates more electricity than the you use, CPI credits you its avoided cost for wholesale electric power. That means CPI pays you for any wholesale power costs that were not made, or “avoided”, because the net metering facility displaced the need to purchase power.

You must submit a net metering PREAPPROVAL FORM before installing your system. To view a copy of the net metering contract and rate schedule please CLICK HERE.

What are the steps to take

General Interconnection Requirements

Please click here to find out how to Read Your Net Meter and Net Meter Bill.

How Net Metering Works