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.
Even facing pandemic slowdowns and legislative opposition, the state far outpaces its closest competitor in operating capacity.
Programs should recognize realities faced by Black Americans and other minorities, advocates add.
Many states require utilities to help low-income customers conserve energy despite higher costs and barriers.
Black Americans and other minorities are more at risk for disconnections, add-on utility fees, inefficient housing and more.