Green Mountain Power is expanding solar-plus-storage pilot programs and finding success in the systems’ ability to reduce peak demand.
Consumers Energy plans to combine solar and storage in a 4-square-block project in Jackson, Michigan.
The utility says its interim goal of 80 percent carbon reduction by 2030 can be met with existing technology.
Green Mountain Power is developing three projects to add 14.4 MW of solar and 6 MW of storage to its system.
A $200,000 state grant will support two solar-plus-storage projects aimed at better understanding storage potential.