Under Michigan's Electric Customer Choice Program, residents and businesses have a choice in an electricity supplier. In 2000, Michigan legislature passed the Customer Choice and Electricity Reliability Act, opening up the energy market to retail energy providers. Michigan is a top 10 state in both population and energy usage. However, they are in the bottom half of the states in energy usage per capita despite their cold winters. Residents use the most energy in the state with the industrial sector close behind. In this section, you can find more information about Michigan's energy profile and shop and compare MI electricity rates.
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Solar Score for Michigan
Compare Electricity has developed a solar score of 24 for Michigan residents and businesses. The score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score graph:
- Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective
- Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
- Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.
Sources for Michigan
Michigan produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- Coal is the main source of electricity generation with half of Michigan residents using it as their main source of electricity
- Natural gas has doubled in the last decade and should continue to grow for the foreseeable future
- 75% of the energy generated in the state comes from the lower peninsula
- 3 nuclear power plants supply nearly 30% of the electricity generation
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