The Michigan utility aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, but its compensation packages still include rewards for “coal plant reliability.”
The process requires utilities to account for the costs and benefits of renewables, efficiency, and fossil fuel investments.
DTE Energy is among the latest utilities facing scrutiny for a practice known as “self-scheduling” or “self-committing.”
A 2008 state law capped net metering at 1% of a utility’s peak load — a threshold some companies are now nearing.
An infusion of public and private funds is helping to expand the state’s network of public fast charging stations.