The rural electric cooperatives are testing how the storage technology can help customers and their systems.
Consumers Energy plans to combine solar and storage in a 4-square-block project in Jackson, Michigan.
Green Mountain Power is developing three projects to add 14.4 MW of solar and 6 MW of storage to its system.
When it comes to energy storage, “there’s a big range of potential futures out there,” one researcher said.
Liberty Utilities’ proposed program would include a “bring your own device” option for customers during its second phase.