The final report from a Republican-led state task force cautions against shifting to renewables too quickly and contradicts a previous, more-detailed analysis.
The Michigan utility aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, but its compensation packages still include rewards for “coal plant reliability.”
The battery system in the small, rural town of Thebes allows Ameren Illinois more time to complete repairs in a “geographically challenging area.”
Right now there is a rare opportunity to reform the system and produce lasting change that enhances reliability, writes Robert Nelson of the Citizens Utility Board of Michigan.
“The idea would be to make Michigan less of an electrical peninsula,” a state utility regulator said.