The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission last month required the utility to provide more information on its strategy to reduce electricity usage during busy times.
Consumers Energy will help up to 100,000 customers buy smart thermostats as part of an effort to minimize the need for expensive peak power.
Stakeholder groups generally support the utility’s proposal but have concerns related to consumer protections.
Michigan residents might not have to wait for the next polar vortex to hear more about demand response.
Selling curtailment to the grid could bring in new revenue for customers with on-site solar panels and batteries.