A Wisconsin utility is squaring off with a former staffer of the state Public Service Commission over the use of comments from its recent community engagement process.
Michigan’s net metering program grew by 20 percent in 2015 due to growing interest in small-scale, on-site solar generation, according to new data from state regulators.
Ever notice how sometimes you can stare at a puzzle for a long time and never notice the obvious piece that puts everything in perspective? Well, that’s been happening with all the arguments about the value of consumer generated electricity, and especially rooftop solar.
Iowa’s two largest electricity providers have submitted new rate structures for customers with solar panels, but the proposals don’t appear to meet regulators’ goal for encouraging distributed generation.
A Minnesota apartment management company is installing more than 500 kW of solar on its properties this year alone.
While many larger utilities push back against customer-owned solar, a small rural cooperative in Iowa is taking a different approach.
In response to an increasing number of customers installing solar power or opting for energy efficiency measures, American Electric Power has asked Ohio regulators to increase the share of distribution charges that all its utility customers must pay.
Much about a Kansas study of the costs and benefits of solar remains to be determined, such as how long comments will be accepted, and the amount and nature of the interaction among intervening parties.
Four Midwest states rank among the top in the nation for making it easier for corporations to gain better access to wind and solar, according to a report released Tuesday by Advanced Energy Economy.
An esoteric smart-grid technology is gaining prominence as expanded solar capacity poses new challenges to utilities and grid operators.