GMP said Panton is the perfect place for this project because it leverages the utility’s existing 4.9 MW solar facility with utility-scale batteries already up and running in the town.
Leaders touted the various benefits of a new energy storage system installed at the municipal building as part of a utility program.
Consumers Energy cuts solar export fees in Michigan, while net metering takes a hit in Vermont. And TVA wants feedback on an environmental report for a planned 50 MW solar and 200 MWh storage project in Mississippi.
In Vermont and Utah, net metering is under attack — in danger of being significantly devalued or eliminated. In Arizona, the state’s rooftop solar export rates have been saved for at least another year. Outside of policy, Maine has announced the winners of the state’s largest-ever renewable solicitation.
Also in the brief: On climate, Kamala Harris has a record and profile for action, Vermont EPC Peck acquires California solar company Sunworks
While Vermont’s Green Mountain power is paving the way for utilities recognizing customers as generation resources, the company’s BYOD battery program falls just short of maximizing value and load control.
Customers now have two options in home battery programs, while also agreeing to pledge some of their stored power for peak reduction.
Also in the brief: 14 MW approved in Maine, 20 MW approved in Indiana, a molten aluminum thermal energy storage system and more.
Solar contractors across the Northeast U.S. added thousands of rooftop PV systems last year. For 2020, SEIA advocates renewal of New Jersey’s expiring solar incentives, and expansion of New York’s incentive program.
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