A state grant program funded feasibility studies for 14 community microgrid projects to pool energy resources.
A survey by the state’s solar industry association revealed more than 100 complaints about interconnection requests.
Right now there is a rare opportunity to reform the system and produce lasting change that enhances reliability, writes Robert Nelson of the Citizens Utility Board of Michigan.
Consumers Energy will help up to 100,000 customers buy smart thermostats as part of an effort to minimize the need for expensive peak power.
After decades of unreliable power, a new utility model and a connection to the mainland grid has boosted reliability.