" 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 July meeting of the Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative (WIDRC) 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.

     arrow Our lunch speaker was Brian Langolf – Director of Biogas Systems UW-Oshkosh
         pdf UW-Oshosh Biogas Systems

     arrow Project update: Joel Shoemaker, Madison College
        pdf 2016 WI STEM Educator Solar Institute

     arrow Also scheduled were a PSC119 Survey Update,
         M-WERC July 13 Microgrid Seminar summary and
         WIDRC funded projects status update     
  • 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.

WIDRC Interconnection Survey

     The Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative (WIDRC) is exploring the possibility of hosting an educational, information-sharing forum for electric providers (utilities) and distributed generation installers/contractors to discuss current interconnection practices - in Wisconsin - and areas of possible improvement.
     Distributed Generation refers to installations 15 MW or smaller. WIDRC developed a survey to help guide the development of an agenda for this collaborative forum, tentatively planned to be held in late 2016 or early 2017. The survey was made available in July 2016 to distributed generation installer/contractors and electric utilities in Wisconsin.

Summary of Survey Results

arrow Wisconsin installer/contractors
arrow Wisconsin electric utilities

2016 Request for Applications Announced

Deadline for submission -- Thursday, December 1, 2016

    The Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative is providing a limited amount of funding as a donation toward distributed energy resource related activities in 2016. arrow  Application
- posted Aug. 12, 2016

   Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis by the Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative under the terms of a Request for Applications. 

    For previous years donations awarded go to arrow Description of donations awarded  

Distributed Generation Programs Provided by Wisconsin Utilities 

Shared Solar Program
A large solar array that can supply about 250 homes is planned for the roof of the Middleton Municipal Operations Center. Electricity from this system is available to MGE customers through a unique program called Shared Solar.

Xcel Energy Logo

Xcel Energy is developing and supporting solar projects in Wisconsin through its new Solar*Connect Community℠ program.  Plans are to break ground on two new solar gardens in 2016. Solar gardens make solar energy a possibility for everyone – home owners, renters and businesses. arrow For more information and how to join the Solar*Connect Community℠.

New Richmond Utilities Logo

New Richmond has begun construction of a Community Solar garden. New Richmond customers can subscribe for a share of the project's solar production and in turn receive a credit on their monthly electric bill. arrow For more information

River Falls Municipal Utilities Logo

River Falls Community Solar offers two options: purchased blocks of solar energy (from outside of the local community) or a local community solar garden. Customers can subscribe for a share of the solar production of a solar project and in turn receive a credit on their monthly electric bill.  arrow For more information 

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