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Consumers Energy Announces Green Pilot

July 2001 - Consumers Energy, an investor-owned utility that provides electricity to about 1.7 million consumers in Michigan, has received approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) to offer a "Green Power Pilot Program" to its residential and business customers. Starting in October, customers can sign up on a first-come, first-served basis to purchase 10%, 50%, or 100% of their energy from power generated by "independently certified" renewable energy facilities at a price premium of 3.2¢/kWh. Participants must subscribe for a minimum of one year.

The utility plans to procure up to 50 MW of new, zero-emission, Michigan-based renewables for the program, and has entered into a contract with Bay Windpower to purchase power from a planned 5-MW wind project. The program will be offered for three years after which the PSC will decide whether to extend the pilot or make it permanent.

News Release - Consumers Energy Proposes Green Power Pilot Program

Consumers Energy Contact: Scott Brockett (517) 788-0906

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