Utility demand charges are hurting the business case for installing high-speed vehicle chargers, a report says.
The programs offer no- or low-interest loans for appliances that charge when power tends to be cheaper and cleaner.
A 2019 state law requires utilities to consider energy storage in their long-range resource plans.
A Minnesota utility faces criticism from clean energy advocates for continuing to operate one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the Upper Midwest.
The co-op’s announcement comes in the wake of a failed legislative effort to raise Minnesota’s renewable standard.