Consumers Energy, a major Michigan utility, proposed a green power pilot program, which was approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC). Beginning in October, its customers will be able to buy 10%, 50%, or 100% of their power from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. There will be a "green surcharge" on the utility bill that will cost an additional 3.2 cents per kWh. Consumers Energy says it will have enough renewable energy capacity to meet the needs of approximately 18,000 homes.