The recommendations are contained in an energy storage report stemming from the state’s 2016 energy plan.
The state’s largest utility says it will need energy storage to help it manage a surge of intermittent resources.
Energy storage has clear benefits, but its impact on greenhouse gas emissions isn’t fully clear.
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.