With support from a federal grant, Gabriel Chan aims to clarify the costs and benefits of distributed solar for co-ops.
Without programs encouraging drivers to charge overnight, utilities worry electric vehicles will strain the grid at peak times.
The programs offer no- or low-interest loans for appliances that charge when power tends to be cheaper and cleaner.
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.