The Collaborative

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.


To foster market-based development of distributed resources (DR) in Wisconsin, WIDRC, through its collaborative work, addresses five main issues that represent current and potential barriers to DR market development in Wisconsin.

  • - Technical requirements
  • - Commercial requirements and business practices
  • - Siting
  • - Applied research and development, associated data collection
  • - Education and communication

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Meetings & Notices . . .

2024 WIDRC Meetings will tentatively be held on Fridays, with meeting locations to be announced:

The second WIDRC meeting in 2024 will held on April 19 from 9:30am - 12:00 with an agenda posted when available.

PSCW Update--Service Date June 6, 2023

In the Matter of Rulemaking to Update Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter PSC 119 for Interconnecting Distributed Generation Facilities
PSC REF#:470156

For additional information, see the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin website: Docket 1-AC-256.


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 and guests. A chronological listing of presentations given at WIDRC meetings is available.


DR and DG

We consider Distributed Resources (DR) to include distributed generation, energy storage and other power quality devices, conservation and demand-side management.

Distributed Generation (DG) are small generating facilities located at a customer or utility sites and may be stand alone or connected to the transmission and/or distribution system. These units are used for generating electricity alone or in combination with the use of waste heat.

Wisconsin §196.496 Distributed generation facilities. (1) DEFINITION.

In this section, “distributed generation facility” means a facility for the generation of electricity with a capacity of no more than 15 megawatts that is located near the point where the electricity will be used or is in a location that will support the functioning of the electric power distribution grid.