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.
These five issues are -----------
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.
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The group that was to become the Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative (WIDRC) began meeting as early as 2000 with the goals of: 1) facilitating the successful deployment of economic, efficient, and environmentally responsible distributed resources (DR), and 2) promoting the common business interests of the DR industry. One of the group's first tasks was to make recommendations on updating Wisconsin's outdated distributed generation (DG) interconnection rules.
In 2001, Wisconsin Act 16 required the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to form an advisory committee to develop new interconnection rules. Because WIDRC was already working on drafting guidelines for interconnection, most of these WIDRC members were appointed to PSCW's Distributed Generation Interconnection Advisory Committee. The administrative rules for interconnection—PSC 119—produced by the committee were approved by the PSCW and became effective in law on February 1, 2004. WIDRC was formally created following these interactions to provide a more open venue to discuss the development of a distributed resources market in Wisconsin.