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

Donations 2020

WIDRC makes annual limited donations to distributed energy resource related activities. Relevant activities include distributed energy events and conference sponsorships. The Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative encourages projects that address a diversity of opinions on distributed generation.

for Distributed Energy Resource Conference Sponsorships

Applications must be received no later
than two months prior to your conference or event taking place. See details in application.


Meetings & Notices . . .

2020 WIDRC Meetings will be held on the following Fridays, with meeting locations to be announced:

The WIDRC October 16th meeting was held virtually via Internet/Telephone conference. An agenda for the meeting is available.

Agenda for October 16

Mike Barnett, HGA, made a presentation at the October meeting - "Design and Construction of a Net-Zero Energy School"

Presentations of Interest

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.