Wisconsin regulators will only consider the proposed plant’s site, not whether it is necessary.
“It was a unique situation,” an energy company official said — an all-volunteer citizens nonprofit group led the charge.
The northern Minnesota utility has an opportunity to convince regulators of its need at a meeting Thursday in Duluth.
Jim Tinjum, a University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering professor, covered about 2,000 kilometers of the Upper Midwest to raise money awareness for solar energy projects.
Augmented reality devices could help train and assist utility workers, but more study is needed around safety and performance issues.