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.
While one co-op tries to end its relationship with Tri-State, another seeks to incite insurrection from within.