The legislation would prohibit standby fees but allows an “equitable” cost of service charge by utilities.
Amid complaints that the state’s current law is unworkable, legislators revive a vetoed bill under a new governor.
Consumers Energy plans to combine solar and storage in a 4-square-block project in Jackson, Michigan.
Smart grid upgrades may offer less risk in some areas, but experts say conventional transmission projects are still needed in others.
Selling curtailment to the grid could bring in new revenue for customers with on-site solar panels and batteries.