Questions remain about its grid impact and usefulness, but some say the pilot could be a model for a larger program.
Critics want a state energy agency to take over capacity procurement for the regional grid operator.
A pair of recent reports look at how utilities can reach small and medium businesses with efficiency programs.
The arrays don’t significantly impact the grid, but officials say they’re one component of a diversifying power portfolio.
The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative suggests utilities could boost participation by not treating customers the same.