Residential or commercial customers can also choose to produce their own private renewable energy using solar panels or wind turbines. Sign up for CreateGreen.
If these systems produce more energy than is needed, the extra energy can be added to our grid.
The installation of the system is at the customer’s expense. However, each billing period, the power you use from us is offset by the power you send back to us. Through a credit, you will be billed the difference between these two amounts.
If you’re installing permanent electric generating equipment such as solar or wind, or if you are installing energy storage technology, state regulations require all eligible distributed generation facilities operating in parallel with I&M’s system to be reviewed and approved prior to installation.
Benefits Of Creating Your Own
Many people are discovering the benefits that come from creating their own private renewable energy with solar or wind power.
Creating your own power can help reduce your power bill. With each bill, you are only charged for the difference between the energy you use from I&M and the amount you send back to the grid.
Creating your own energy can also give you peace of mind. By adding battery storage to your solar or wind power system, you can make your home better prepared for an emergency or outage.