" a voluntary collaborative promoting distributed  generation in Wisconsin "

Mission Statement

The Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative, Inc. (WIDRC) is a voluntary collaborative committed to facilitating and promoting the successful deployment of economic, efficient and environmentally responsible distributed resources in Wisconsin.

Meetings & Notices . . .

  • Please pay your Year 2016 dues
  • 2016 WIDRC General Meetings will be held on the following Fridays, with meeting locations to be announced:
    January 22     April 15     July 15      October 21

        The last meeting of the Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative (WIDRC) was on Friday, April 15, 2016.  The meeting was held from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Seventhwave (formerly the Energy Center of Wisconsin) located at 749 University Row, Suite 320, Madison, WI 53705.
         See agenda details.

        Our lunch speaker was Tony Siebert, VP of Product Management with EnSync Energy. 
     arrow The Transformation of Our Business

        Tyler Heubner of RENEW Wisconsin reported on this year's policy summit, see
     arrow Summary Report on RENEW Wisconsin Energy Policy Summit

  • Presentations at WIDRC Meetings are intended to be informative and should not be interpreted as representing a consensus of the organization or opinions of its members.

    We thank all presenters for their time and effort. We try to provide pdf's of all presentations for the benefit of our members.

2015 Request for Applications Donation Announced

    The Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative provided a limited amount of funding as a donation toward distributed energy resource related activities in 2015.

   Applications were considered on a case-by-case basis by the Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative under the terms of a Request for Applications. The Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative donated to the following activities:

Wisconsin Solar Academy 
    Madison Area Technical College,
      Renewable Energy Program


     Madison College will hold a second annual SolarEducator Academy for Wisconsin high school teachers in the summer of 2016. This training will provide science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers with hands-on experience installing photovoltaic systems, along with activities and pedagogical strategies to incorporate solar energy in their curriculum and instruction.

     These funds will enable the purchase of the small, hands-on equipment that Academy participants can use in their classrooms. Last year’s participants confirmed that teachers have lots of classroom professional development opportunities available; they have far fewer options to gain hands-on experience in new technology. This Academy will provide this opportunity as well as provide specific information and lab activities that teachers can bring back to the classroom at a low cost.

            Midwest Renewable Energy Association

     The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) will expand the municipal workshop track accomplished at the 2015 Energy Fair to engage more solar market stakeholders at the 27th Annual Energy Fair (June 17–19, 2016) in Custer, WI. Educational workshops and a networking event will be targeted to three main audiences: local government officials, solar installers, and solar purchasers.

      The municipal educational workshops will focus on implementing best practices in the areas of solar permitting, planning, and zoning in local Wisconsin units of government (i.e. cities, counties, townships). Requested funds will support training stipends for up to 30 workshop attendees, marketing efforts, and expenses to host a Solar Market Stakeholder networking event. Resources developed for the workshop track will be publicly available online after The Energy Fair.

RENEW Wisconsin Logo
          RENEW Wisconsin 

    RENEW Wisconsin (RENEW) received a donation to support its fifth annual Renewable Energy Policy Summit, held Thursday, January 21, 2016. This year’s Summit was themed “Shaping the Utility of the Future” and focused on how utilities are evolving in the face of increasing distributed resources and a changing energy policy landscape.

    In this Summit, RENEW offered concrete, credible examples of how utilities are successfully evolving to incorporate more distributed resources into their generation mix in a way that improves the companies’ relationships with customers, and meets and exceeds federal and state policies and requirements to increase renewables and reduce emissions. Key policies and programs were discussed that enable customer investments in renewable distributed generation. These policies and programs will drive the distributed resources industries in 2016 and beyond.


                 City of Fitchburg Citizen’s Solar Farm (FCSF)

    The Fitchburg Citizen’s Solar Farm project team will evaluate community interest and feasibility of developing a community solar farm in the City of Fitchburg. They will provide a roadmap for citizen investment in community solar farms, tapping currently available tax credits, with an attractive ROI.

    As part of the project, the FCSF team will design and implement a survey in house to gauge community attitudes and interest. Finally, the FCSF will evaluate existing models of municipal community solar farms in Wisconsin, laying the groundwater for advancing a community solar garden.

General Reports of Note:

Utility Tariffs in Wisconsin

Utilities set out the rates, terms and conditions of service in Commission-reviewed filings referred to as tariffs. The tariffs are available in Portable Document Format (PDF).

Electric and Gas Tariffs in utility name order (Wisconsin Public Service Commission Listing


Standard Interconnection Guidelines & Procedures in Wisconsin

Standard Interconnection Application Forms and Agreements