The legislation would prohibit standby fees but allows an “equitable” cost of service charge by utilities.
The formal complaints with state regulators allege Consumers Energy is violating federal PURPA rules.
A research paper says Michigan utilities use political power to deter distributed generation — and regulators let them.
A proposed settlement between Consumers Energy and stakeholder groups was filed with regulators March 23.
Consumers Energy plans to combine solar and storage in a 4-square-block project in Jackson, Michigan.