How to Apply
Before you install your solar panels or other distributed energy resources, and before you connect to our grid, you'll need to submit a New Interconnection Service Request via PowerClerk.
Once approved, you can install the system, then you'll submit a signed agreement with us that governs the arrangement, and following a successful inspection of your equipment we will install a bi-directional meter.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information on our CreateGreen program.
Requirements For Michigan Customers
To be eligible for I&M’s Distributed Generation Rider (DG Rider), customers must generate a portion or all of their own retail electricity with an eligible Electric Generator which utilizes a Renewable Energy Resource.
I&M’s Distributed Generation program for Category 1 customers (20 kW or less) has reached the program size limits as set forth in MCL 460.1173(3) and in the I&M DG Rider availability terms. Customers with completed Distributed Generation applications pending as of May 15, 2023 will be permitted to participate in the I&M DG Rider. However, I&M will no longer be accepting new Category 1 customers seeking to interconnect an electric generator (solar or wind facility) into the Distributed Generation program as of May 15, 2023. Any customer who wishes to submit an interconnection application after May 15th that is 20 kW or less may apply for service under the I&M Cogeneration and/or Small Power Production Service tariff (Tariff COGEN).
The eligible Electric Generator systems and nameplate capacity limits are defined in the Distributed Generation Rider for each type of system. The system must be located on the customer's premises, serve only the customer's premises and must be intended primarily to offset a portion or all of the customer's requirement for electricity. The nameplate capacity to generate electricity will be compared to the customer’s annual consumption of electricity in kWh on the premises on a per meter basis. Eligible customers without adequate electricity use data can submit a projected load sheet. I&M will then review the data to ensure the facility sizing is intended primarily to offset a portion or all of the customer's own electrical load requirements on a per meter basis, consistent with the nameplate capacity limits for each type of eligible Electric Generator system.