Consumers Energy is making good on its commitment to a clean Michigan future by working with large businesses that want to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy. They have proposed a program to allow large businesses to match their energy use with renewable energy sources. Spokesperson Brian Wheeler says costs are evening out between renewable energy and natural gas.
“Over the last few years the cost for renewables has come down tremendously. So businesses that take part in this program, they will be paying the cost of service, they will be paying the price for whatever it would take for us to secure their energy for them. But our goal is to provide energy at the lowest cost and, of course, be 100 percent renewable. No one else will be paying for these businesses to get additional power from renewable sources.”
Consumers Energy is asking the Michigan Public Service Commission to approve its plan.