The Michigan Public Service Commission on Oct. 5 approved Consumers Energy Company’s voluntary green pricing programs that allow customers to meet a portion of their electricity needs from renewable energy resources. The programs stem from legislation enacted in 2016 that requires all electric utilities, including regulated, municipally owned, cooperatives, and alternative suppliers, to give customers the opportunity to buy renewable power. The company will provide two programs – Solar Gardens that will get power from a four-megawatt community project for residential and commercial customers and Large Customer Renewable Energy Program that will provide 155,000 megawatt hours for customer usage. The commission turned down DTE Electric Company’s program citing the need for further review of costs and the lack of options for larger customers. Consumers Energy is a subsidiary of CMS Energy Corp. DTE Electric is a subsidiary of DTE Energy Company.