Tri-State says it’s pursuing FERC regulation in an attempt to avoid overlapping state regulation, but the proposal is generating concerns.
The rural electric cooperatives are testing how the storage technology can help customers and their systems.
The legislation lifts a net metering cap for cooperatives and allows their customers to install larger solar projects.
The fee is at the center of a dispute between Delta-Montrose and Tri-State, the electric cooperative’s wholesale provider.
United Power’s project has stoked tensions with its power wholesaler, which capped members’ storage capacity.