Outspoken members of Milwaukee’s city council appear determined to reject We Energies’ proposal to install solar on six city buildings, saying the utility is misinterpreting state law in trying to prevent it from working with a third-party developer.
Proponents say the Cardinal-Hickory Creek line is needed to increase grid stability. Critics call it unnecessary.
When it comes to Wisconsin energy policy, the lack of voter concern shows. The consequences are becoming apparent now as investor-owned utilities and their supportive regulators make decisions that reduce customer choice and strengthen monopoly market control.
We Energies has been reluctant to approve interconnection requests for third-party-owned projects.
Wisconsin regulators will only consider the proposed plant’s site, not whether it is necessary.