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

Alliant Energy Rock River Solar
PPA with Alliant Energy, Rock River Solar project built on coal ash brownfield.


Meetings & Notices . . .

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

The second WIDRC meeting in 2024 was held on April 19 from 9:30am - 12:00.

April 19, 2024 Agenda

The featured speaker for the April Meeting was Dr. Stephanie Shaw, with EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute).

The topic she addressed was "Utility Scale Energy Storage Safety Considerations" and the presentation is available ---- Energy Storage and Fire Prevention and Mitigation, Key Learnings and Research Portfolio




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.