Consumers Energy plans to combine solar and storage in a 4-square-block project in Jackson, Michigan.
A judge last month recommended that state regulators reject Consumers Energy’s integrated resource plan.
Advocates say upcoming appointments offer Gov. Whitmer an “opportunity to really push things” where her predecessor didn’t.
The agreement with Consumers Energy follows a complaint about a nonprofit group linked to the utility.
The chair of the Michigan Public Service Commission discusses how utility oversight has changed amid a shift toward renewable energy.