“It’s frustrating,” said one member whose project is no longer feasible, but co-op leaders say old rate unfairly subsidized solar customers.
The CEO of one of Michigan’s largest utilities says solar is a better long-term investment than new natural gas generation.
Independent developers claim DTE Energy ignored interconnection requests as it sought to build its own capacity.
Integrated resources plans could offer Michigan activists a venue to make sure utilities are following through on recent renewable pledges.
A ballot campaign to double Michigan’s renewable standard risks re-politicizing the industry and causing project siting issues, some developers worry.