Solar developers claim Michigan utility is illegally blocking projects

Energy News Network: While Consumers Energy has received widespread praise for its long-term commitment to solar power, two national developers claim the company is illegally blocking their projects ready to be built.

Cypress Creek Renewables and sPower — a subsidiary of AES Corp. — have filed formal complaints with state regulators against Consumers Energy for allegedly violating state and federal law when it comes to purchasing power from independent producers. The developers claim Consumers is blocking billions of dollars in near-term investment.

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