If customers with their own generation have excess power, how much are they paid for power sold to the utility? Who pays these costs?
The amount that a customer gets for selling power back to the utility depends on the tariff that applies to their system. For example, some customers may receive as much as 27 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for energy that is valued around 4 cents per kWh. This means that other We Energies customers are paying four to five times more for energy, and they also are paying a majority of the fixed costs.