Environmental groups say Interstate Power & Light’s proposed rate increase would punish solar and efficiency.
The chair of the Michigan Public Service Commission discusses how utility oversight has changed amid a shift toward renewable energy.
Critics say the plans lack spending accountability and advanced technologies to support distributed generation.
The regional grid operator’s plan focuses on fuel supply disruptions and ignores potential benefits of renewables.
It is still unclear what the new rates will be, when they will take effect, or if they will be reversed by new legislation.